How to Recycle Plastic Bags: A Little Effort Goes a Long Way November 27, 2016 Email 11-27-2016 Did you know that plastic bags are actually recyclable? Yes, they are! While we do not accept plastic bags in the curbside program, many grocery stores collect them for recycling. A plastic bag recycled today can become tomorrow’s plastic lumber or even a new plastic bag. Remember, it’s better to recycle plastic bags than to throw them in the trash, because it’s easy for them to blow away at the landfill and become litter in the local environment and waterways. Stores that often accept plastic bags for recycling include Raley’s, Safeway, Save Mart, Target, Walmart, WinCo and Whole Foods. You can find plastic bag recycling at the following places in Stockton (in order of zip code): Safeway 2808 Country Club Blvd, Stockton, CA 95204 | (209) 461-5555 Map & Directions Safeway 6445 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207 | (209) 472-8600 Map & Directions Save Mart 7506 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207 | (209) 951-7285 Map & Directions Target 4707 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207 | (209) 476-8081 Map & Directions JCPenney 4915 Claremont Ave, Stockton, CA 95207 | (209) 951-1110 Map & Directions Smart Foods 4725 Quail Lakes Dr, Stockton, CA 95207 | (800) 969-2020 Map & Directions Save Mart 3233 West Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95209 | (209) 951-0273 Map & Directions Raley’s 2323 West Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95209 | (209) 955-1495 Map & Directions Wal-Mart 1189 East March Ln, Stockton, CA 95210 | (209) 235-2047 Map & Directions Lowe’s 3645 E Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95212 | (209) 956-7200 Map & Directions Wal-Mart 3223 E Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95212 | (209) 473-2796 Map & Directions Wal-Mart 10355 Trinity Pkwy, Stockton, CA 95219 | (209) 235-0558 Map & Directions Lowe’s 10342 Trinity Pkwy, Stockton, CA 95219 | (209) 513-9843 Map & Directions Target 10424 Trinity Pkwy, Stockton, CA 95219 | (209) 235-0251 Map & Directions Remember that plastic bags include: bread bags cereal box liners dry cleaning bags newspaper bags produce bags sandwich bags plastic packaging such as case wrap, diaper packaging and toilet paper wrap and more Plastic bags should be clean, dry and completely empty before being recycled. If a bag tears or crinkles, it’s not recyclable. You can learn more about plastic bag recycling at abagslife.com.