Where to recycle FILM PLASTICS
and how to prepare it in Douglas County, Oregon

No longer accepted for recyling at the Transfer Stations as of January 1, 2014

What is film plastic?
Film plastic is any form of plastic other than rigid plastics (bottles, tubs, trays, buckets, etc..) and Styrofoam.  Film Plastic can be found in many forms (see below).  Film Plastics include:

  • Bags
  • Wrap
  • Packaging

How do I recycle film plastic?
Film Plastic is easy to recycle.  Make sure it is clean.  The process to recycle plastic never exceeds 300 degrees, so whatever you put in comes out. In addition, it cannot have any other material. No mylars, metals, or paper. So any packaging with multiple materials is waste. Please avoid making these purchases.

Please place all your film together in bags to keep it from blowing around and littering the landscape. When improperly disposed of or littered, these bags find their way down stream and pollute our waterways and oceans leading to the death of entire ecosystems. 80% of all ocean pollution came from land!

Where do I recycle my film plastic?
Remember to use re-useable bags when shopping. This reduces waste, saves time, and stores will give you credit in many instances.

  • Curbside
  • Community Depots
    No longer accepted for recyling as of January 1, 2014
  • Local Stores accept their shopping bags back for recycling.
  • Some local schools are collecting bags as a fundraiser through WalMart.

Recycle Plastic Bags

Film Plastic


No Oil or Food Contamination
No Styrofoam

Recycle Rigid Plastics Separately

Click the link below for a printable chart for your reference