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What makes this Special Materials?

Plastic bags and other “filmy” plastic is considered a Special Material because it can be recycled through special drop-off programs and must NEVER be put in a recycling bin.

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How Can I get Rid of It?

What you need to know:

  • Many local retailers accept plastic bags and other specific types of clean, dry plastic film in collection bins for recycling. To find a collection location near you and what they accept, visit the Bag and Film Drop-Off Directory.

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Special Materials Education

  • All of these items are banned from the landfill and must not be placed in the trash.

    Items Banned From Landfills

    Information about how the Banned Materials Fee is assessed, and more on the proper disposal or recycling for each banned...

Did You Know?

We grind clean wood for composting.

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Good for all creatures big and small.

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Proper waste disposal helps our environment.

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Learn more about how you can work with CSWD to properly dispose of waste in your home, office, or community.