May I recycle plastic store bags?

No, please do NOT recycle plastic store and grocery bags in the Waste Management recycling bins. Instead, take the bags back to the original store's bag recycling drop-off bin. Plastic store bags are recyclable, but they get tangled in sorting machines at single-stream recycling facilities, including the one where South Fayette recyclables are sorted. The bags can prevent the sorting machine from working correctly and effectively.

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1. How do I get a recycling bin?
2. How do I buy an additional recycling bin?
3. How do I report a missed pickup or other trash/recycling issue?
4. Where do I place my bin for automated recycling?
5. What items can I recycle?
6. What are the features and size of my recycling bin?
7. Where do I store my recycling bin?
8. What if I am moving?
9. What if my recycling bin breaks?
10. When is my recycling picked up?
11. May I recycle plastic store bags?
12. May I bag my recyclables?
13. How do I recycle cardboard boxes?
14. What if I live in Hunting Ridge?
15. May I use a store-bought recycling bin?
16. How do I know which recycling bin is mine?
17. Who pays for recycling collection?
18. What is automated recycling?