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Plastic Bag Recycling

Plastic bag recycling is becoming more difficult. It can also be confusing--some plastic bags can be recycled, others can't. Most retail store bags can be recycled in store drop offs where available. Becuase of the limited location for drop off, and the consusion on bag types, you are encouraged to bring your own reusable bag when possible, and don't take unneeded plastic bags. For those bags you do have Shorewood residents have a few options:


No curbside collection of plastic bags. No recycling should be placed in plastic bags.

Retail drop off locations:

Many retail stores take back retail plastic bags. Many dry cleaners will take back dry cleaner plastic bags. Check with your retailer first. A list is available online for some retailers who collect bags, but they do not take every type of bag.

County drop-off centers:

Hennepin County Drop Off
1400 W 96th St, Bloomington, 55431
8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park, 55445

All bags must be clean and dry.

Plastic grocery bags
Plastic retail bags (remove string ties & rigid plastic handles)
Plastic dry-cleaning bags
Plastic cereal bags (must be dry with ALL food residue removed)
Plastic bread bags (must be dry with ALL rood residue removed)
Plastic produce bags (must be dry with ALL food residue removed)
Plastic wrap from paper products (paper towels, etc.)
Plastic salt bags (remove rigid plastic handles)
Plastic zipper bags (remove top closing mechanism)
Plastic stretch/shrink wrap
6-pack holder rings