Can I recycle plastic bags?
Not in your recycling cart. Most grocery stores provide recycling bins for plastic bags.
For a full list of items that can be placed in your cart, view the all recyclables (PDF).

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1. How do I obtain a recycling cart?
2. How can I get a replacement for my cart that is missing or damaged?
3. My recycling was missed. How do I report a missed pickup?
4. How do I know what week to put out my cart?
5. What if I have more recycling materials than will fit inside my recycling cart?
6. The recycling truck usually comes by my house late in the day. Why do I have to have my cart out at the curb by 7 a.m.?
7. Should I put my recycling cart out when it's raining?
8. I'm moving. What should I do with my recycling cart?
9. I understand there is a computer chip in the cart. What is that for?
10. What is not acceptable for recycling?
11. Why should I recycle?
12. What else can I do?
13. Can bottle caps be recycled?
14. Can I recycle envelopes with the plastic window? What about staples? Glossy advertisements? Post-its? Can I recycle paper with tape on it?
15. Can I recycle spiral notebooks?
16. Can I recycle batteries?
17. Can I recycle cereal boxes?
18. Can I recycle plastic bags?
19. Can I recycle toys and household objects made of plastic?
20. Why can't I recycle pizza boxes?
21. What do the numbers on the bottom of plastic containers represent or stand for?
22. Do I have to separate glass, plastic, aluminum and steel?
23. If plastic doesn't have a recycling logo on it, can it still be recycled?
24. How clean do containers need to be before I toss them into the recycling cart?
25. Do I need to take the labels off jars and cans?
26. Should I step on plastic bottles and crush cans before recycling?
27. What are the basic procedures for recycling aluminum cans?
28. What can I do with packing peanuts?
29. Where do Portsmouth's recyclables go?
30. What are the benefits of recycling?