San Francisco Department of the Environment

Are plastic bags & plastic wrap recyclable in San Francisco?

As a San Francisco resident or business, you can recycle plastic bags and plastic wrap (soft plastic) in your blue recycling bin. Collect all clean soft plastic inside one bag and place in the blue recycling bin.

What is soft plastic?
Soft plastic is any type of plastic that can be bunched up in your hand:

  • Plastic packaging - used for paper towels and toilet paper
  • Plastic film or wrap - used to cover and store food
  • Plastic bags - used for salad mixes, tortillas, or produce 

How can I reuse plastic bags?

Reuse plastic bags for your groceries, to line trash bins, or as doggie waste bags.



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