Plastic Bag Recycling

May 24, 2019

Thank you to everyone who has brought plastic bags to the office to be recycled. Below is a photo of the first load of bags, collected since March 22nd, that we dropped off at the recycle center. When bringing plastic bags to the Office, please make sure that they are dry and do not contain food residue.

Original Information

The City of Dexter has partnered with Recycle Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County through the Plastic Pollution Solution Collection Network to offer a single-use plastic recycling drop-off location to City residents/business owners. The green drop-off bin is located at the Dexter City Offices, 8123 Main St., 2nd Floor of the PNC Bank. This program allows for the recycling of dry and clean plastic bags (grocery, zip seal, bubble wrap) and similar soft plastics.

The average life-span of a plastic bag is 14 minutes and they are the number one contaminant in curbside recycling programs. These plastics are not recyclable through standard curbside recycling and can cause jams in machines at recycling facilities.