Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Newspaper Bags

In recycling

Bundle plastic newspaper bags together with other recyclable plastic bags (such as dry cleaner bags or grocery bags). Put bundle into one plastic bag, tie off, and put in the recycling.

In garbage

Single newspaper bags go in the garbage.

Did you know?

Single plastic bags go in the garbage because they jam the machinery at the recycling facility.

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.