Plastic Wrap & Plastic Bags Recycling

Plastic bags and wrap are no longer allowed in recycling bins in Seattle. They can be dropped off at stores that provide recycling boxes for these materials. All materials need to be clean and dry.

Most grocery stores have a drop off box. They are located at different locations in stores so ask customer service if you don’t see the drop off box.

Grocrey store drop off box for recycling plastic
Drop off box at grocery store for recycling plastic


Plastic Wrap Recycling Guide
Plastic Wrap Recycling Guide – Image

Plastic Recycling Drop Off Locations in Seattle

Find locations at

Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway, and Target are some stores that have drop off boxes in Seattle.

Where do I recycle plastic bags and wraps?

Plastic Bag Items Accepted Items for Recycling

  • Air pillows (box fillers)
  • Bread bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Case wrap (water/soda bottle wrap)
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Food storage bags (Ziploc type bags)
  • Furniture and electronic wrap
  • Newspaper bags
  • Plastic cereal box liners
  • Plastic shipping envelopes
  • Produce bags (potato bags)
  • Product overwrap (bathroom tissue, diapers, feminine hygiene, paper towels, toilet paper)
  • Shopping bags

Plastic Bag Items Not Accepted for Recycling at Drop Off Locations

  • Candy bar wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • Compostable bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Pre-washed salad mix bags
  • Six pack rings