Plastic bags

We encourage you to reuse your plastic bags (garbage can liner or to keep used paint rollers in). Using reusable bags is highly recommended. Beginning July 2020, plastic bags will be banned from use at most retail stores. If you have plastic bags, that you want to recycle you can bring the following to most major grocery store plastic bag recycling bins:
Shaw’s
Hannaford’s
Price Chopper

Bags collected at grocery stores are baled and shipped off for recycling – products made from plastic bags include recycled plastic decking or made into more plastic bags. Do not put them in your curbside recycling bin or bring them to a drop off and place them in with other recyclable items. The bags get caught in the recycling equipment and have to be cut out by hand causing safety issues for the sorters of recycling.