Plastic Film Recycling @ Your Library

You can now recycle plastic film at the Mercer Public Library!

The Mercer Public Library is participating in the Trex Community Challenge Program. If we collect more than 500 pounds of plastic refuse between now and October 2021, Trex will donate a high-performance composite bench to our community. Reduce your impact on the environment and keep plastic film out of the landfill.

Collection bins are available at the Mercer Public Library and Snow’s Family Market in Mercer. Bring in your clean plastic film items during normal library or store hours.

Click here to download a flyer explaining what can and cannot be recycled. 

What can be recycled?

  • plastic films labeled with #2 or #4 recycling symbols
  • retail bags
  • grocery bags and produce bags
  • produce bags
  • pallet wrap
  • air pillows and bubble wrap
  • dry cleaning bags
  • Ziplock and other resealable food storage bags
  • cereal bags
  • newspaper sleeves
  • bread bags
  • case overwrap, like the plastic wrapping on water bottles or toilet paper
  • pallet wrap and stretch film
  • salt bags and wood pellet bags

All plastic must be clean, dry, and free of food residue. Remove any paper labels, receipts, and other non-recyclable items.

What cannot be recycled?

  • shiny, crinkly items like floral wrap, chip bags, or candy bar wrappers
  • compostable packaging
  • pre-washed salad bags
  • pet food bags
  • mulch or soil bags
  • six-pack rings
  • pet food bags
  • meat packaging
  • gloves and other PPE
  • vinyl shower curtains or tablecloths
  • frozen food bags
  • net or mesh produce bags

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