Tanglers refers to any item that can become wrapped around equipment at a recycling sorting facility, such as plastic bags, holiday lights and electrical cords. These items become tangled in sorting equipment and workers can spend hours each day removing them, causing costly processing delays. These items are recyclable at drop-off locations only.
Plastic bags and wrap get tangled in the equipment at recycling sorting facilities and workers spend hours each day removing them. Plastic bags and wrap can be recycled if brought back to a retail drop-off location.
Recycle Smart and do your part to reduce and recycle plastic bags and wrap. Bring reusable bags with you when shopping and recycle plastic bags and wrap at drop-off locations including grocery stores, food co-ops, retail stores and community recycling centers. Find a location near you here.