Plastic bags and overwrap are NOT accepted in recycling totes.

Why? Plastic bags and overwrap are very difficult to separate from other recycling materials. Problems with separation mean that less of the plastic bags and less of the other material can be recycled due to contamination.

What Do I Do? You can ensure that plastic bags, soft plastics and film or overwrap are recycled by taking them to a depot. Make sure bags are empty and clean, remove receipts, leftover food etc. Stuff bags inside a clear bag and knot the top. 

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Depot sites in Squamish that accept plastic bags and overwrap:

GFL Recycling Centre, 
38950 Queens Way, 
Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Landfill Public Depot, 
Landfill Road, 
Mon-Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Accepted at Carney’s Recycling Center and landfill:

 Not accepted (goes in garbage):