Western Lake Superior Sanitary District


Recycling Other Things


Recycle your plastic bags at area stores 

Plastic bag recycling 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 plastic bag types:

• 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

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:  Cub Foods, Walmart and some area department stores like Kohl's and JC Penney.

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.

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!


Recycle on the go at area gas stations                                           

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.