Plastic Bag & Plastic Film Recycling

Recycle clean, dry, flexible plastic here!


The Town of Canandaigua now offers plastic bag & film recycling at the transfer station. You can recycle clean, dry, flexible plastic here! Please place acceptable items in the yellow tote at the transfer station. Did you know there is a wide variety of plastic bags and films that can be recycled? Please see below for a complete list of acceptable items. These items should never be placed in your blue bin or included with zero sort recycling.


Acceptable, clean and dry: (Printable Flyer)

  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Bread bags
  • Zip-type food storage bags
  • Produce bags
  • Cereal/cracker box liners
  • Bath tissue and paper towel wrap
  • Plastic outer/case wraps (ex. water bottles)
  • Shipping pillows
  • Bubble wrap
  • Newspaper bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • #2 HDPE and #4 LDPE film only
  • Any items with How2Recycle plastic wrap icon

Not Acceptable:

  • Dirty, food soiled, or wet bags/films
  • Salad mix bags
  • Chip bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Pet food bags
  • Resealable pouches
  • Reusable bags
  • Degradable bags
  • Garbage


Check out this video for more information about plastic film recycling:



Wednesday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Facility Address:
5440 Route 5 & 20 West
Canandaigua, NY 14424


Contact us at (585) 394-3300

Please note: Town residents may drop off plastic bags and plastic films during transfer facility hours only. You must have your residency sticker on your vehicle for these services.


Always keep plastic films out of your blue bin. Help us recycle by placing acceptable plastic bags and films in the yellow tote at the transfer station.

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