Recycling Other Things
Recycle your plastic bags at area stores. "It's in the Bag" containers are located at Super One Foods stores in Cloquet, Duluth, Two Harbors and Superior and at the Whole Foods Coop in downtown Duluth. The WLSSD Materials Recovery Center also accepts plastic bags for recycling. All bags must be clean and dry.
These are just some common acceptable materials:
• Grocery bags • Bread bags WITHOUT food residue • Newspaper bags • Frozen food bags WITHOUT food residue • Dry-cleaning bags • Plastic wrap from paper products (paper towels, etc.) • Produce bags WITHOUT food residue • Salt bags with rigid plastic handles removed • Cereal bags WITHOUT food residue • Retail bags with string ties and rigid plastic handles removed • Stretch/shrink wrap • Zipper type bags WITHOUT rigid plastic closing mechanism
Complete details on the types of plastic bags that can be recycled are at www.itsinthebagmn.org in addition to updated listings of participating businesses.
REMINDER: soil or mulch bags, bubble wrap, plastic food containers or plastic bottles cannot be recycled in this program.
Look for other stores that also recycle plastic bags through their own companies: Paulson's Super Valu, Cub Foods and some area department stores.
Recycle your old holiday light strings and any electrical cords that no longer work—FREE. You can bring them to the WLSSD Materials Recovery Center all year long. Check the stores you frequent to find out if any of them have their own collection program.
Need new lights. Consider LEDs; they're still more costly up front than traditional light strings but will pay for themselves with greatly reduced energy use!
Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor area gas stations
now provide on-site recycling of all the bottles
and cans in your vehicle when you stop
in for a snack or to fuel up.
Look for the large bottle
near the fuel pumps.