*me asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 1 month ago

How can I get rid of old plastic grocery bags?

These bags have been accumulating in my house for years and I don’t wanna toss them out in the regular trash! I used to take them to Vons they had a bin in the front of the store to recycle them but nobody does that anymore! And no I don’t wanna do crafts with them! Anybody know where I can take them to be rid of them?

Update:

I live in Southern California (Riverside County).

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  • 1 month ago

    Your recycle trash truck takes them with plastic water bottles 

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  • 1 month ago

    I use then to line the garbage cans in the house.  If I have to many I put them in the recycle bin,

    • jannsody
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      1 month agoReport

      A word to the wise that plastic bags are *not* necessarily supposed to go in the recycle bin at one's house.  Some local stores have designated bins for recycling plastic bags.

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  • Kate
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    1 month ago

    I use mine for bags in the kitchen bin so once they are full then they go out in the rubbish. Also good for storing things in cupboards. Also re-use them for shopping so you don't keep bringing new ones home.

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  • Tulip
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    1 month ago

    Find a recycle location

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  • 1 month ago

    Start with your local waste haulers website and see if they have a category for that. Our local grocery stores have bins near their entrance. Ask local dog walker or pet adoption center if they want them for walk bags.

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  • 1 month ago

    Order a bag holder that fits on the inside of a kitchen cabinet door, about $8.00 on line. Use the bags to collect and dispose of your kitchen garbage.

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  • Tavy
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    1 month ago

    Burn them.......

    • jannsody
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      1 month agoReport

      That may release dangerous chemicals.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    We've discovered the local daycare center wants them.  They use them to send home soiled clothing rather than having to buy bags for that purpose.

    If you live near a city with a bag ban, you should be able to get rid of them pretty easily on a site like Nextdoor or Freecycle. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Donate them to thrift and second hand shops - they would probably be glad of them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I have a stock of them and use them as trash bags, so as not to have to buy any more plastic. So they go, but at least to some transitory purpose, and the ones I have are actually biodegradable.

    • *me1 month agoReport

      Thanks but at that point I may as well just throw them away! Plastic does not biodegrade it just breaks down and turns to tiny particles of plastic dust that we breathe, and what if they end up in the ocean? No I wish to be responsible in this case!

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