Why are plastic bags not accepted in my recycling cart?

When plastic bags are co-mingled with other recyclables, they can become tangled inside collection and recycling machinery. This can cause damage and slow down the recycling process. As such, plastic bags are not accepted for recycling. Please do not place loose bags inside your recycling cart and do not place bags filled with recyclables in the recycling cart. However, clean and dry bags may be taken to local grocery stores for recycling.

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1. Why is the Town of Fort Mill’s Recycling program changing?
2. Why is glass no longer accepted in my recycling cart?
3. Why are plastic bags not accepted in my recycling cart?
4. What other items are not allowed in my recycling cart?
5. Can pizza boxes be placed in my recycling cart? Do I need to remove labels on my cans and bottles?
6. Why do I need to leave the lids on my plastic jugs, jars and bottles?
7. How well do I need to wash containers before placing in my recycling cart?
8. As a resident of Fort Mill, what sanitation services do I receive for my monthly charge?
9. Who can I contact to learn more about recyclable items in the Town of Fort Mill?