The Sustainable Centerville committee recognized the need for a plastic bag and film recycling program after a clean up at Cornerstone Park in November. Rumpke’s recycling program does not accept plastic bags and film.
Plastic items that will be accepted as part of the Community Recycling Program include:
- Single-use plastic grocery bags
- Bread bags
- Plastic overwrap for toilet paper, napkins, paper towels and diapers
- Plastic overwrap on bulk items in cases, such as water bottles and snacks
- Plastic retail bags (with hard plastic and string handles removed)
- Clean, dry plastic food storage bags, such as Ziploc bags
- Polyethylene film labeled #2 or #4
- Stretch wrap
- Produce bags
- Dry cleaning bags
- Newspaper sleeves and bags
- Plastic cereal box liners
- Plastic shipping envelopes, bubble wrap and air pillows (deflate and remove labels if possible)
The city is also partnering with Kroger to promote the company’s plastics recycling programs. People can bring the same recycled materials to bins in the front lobby of the Krogers at 1095 S. Main St. and 5400 Cornerstone North Blvd.