Can I put plastic bags in my recycling bin?

Do not place plastic bags in your recycling bins, either empty or filled with other recyclables. Plastic bags can be recycled, but not in your bin. Please take empty plastic bags to any large grocery, pharmacy, or big-box store in RI and deposit them in the designated collection bin. You may also include dry cleaning bags, newspaper bags, bread/bagel bags, bubble wrap, over-wrap from cases of plastic beverages as well as cereal and cracker liner bags. For more information about plastic bag recycling see the below website or this document.

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1. Do I really HAVE to recycle?
2. What items are recyclable?
3. Can I put plastic bags in my recycling bin?
4. Do I have to separate my recyclable items?
5. Where do I get recycling bins?
6. How do I know if my hauler is licensed by the town?
7. Where is the local transfer station?
8. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste – e.g. propane tanks, oil based paints, rechargable batteries, fluorescent light bulbs?
9. How can I recycle a computer or TV?
10. Why can’t I recycle cardboard boxes from 12-pack soda cans and other refrigerated and frozen food boxes – e.g. beer, butter, pizza, TV dinner, etc.?
11. Are pizza delivery boxes recyclable?
12. Can I recycle Styrofoam?
13. How can I recycle more on a daily basis?