Recycle Plastic Bags!

Beginning August 1, 2014, San Antonio residents who receive recycling and garbage service from the Solid Waste Management Department will be able to recycle plastic bags in their blue recycling cart. Simply bundle the bags, make sure the bags are free of paper and receipts and that they are completely dry before placing the bags inside your main bag. Then tie the handles securely (See photo). Now throw this soccer ball sized bundle into the blue cart. It's that easy! Please do not include any black retail bags or black plastic garbage bags.

Plastic bags that may be recycled include:

  • Grocery bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper bags
  • Bread bags

For more information, visit or call 3-1-1.