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It's a small step forward! - Madison, Wis. to Recycle Plastic Bags Curbside

It's a small step forward! - Madison, Wis. to Recycle Plastic Bags Curbside

While many cities are banning plastic bags, Madison, Wis. is taking a different approach to keeping this common waste product out of landfills. Photo: Flickr/velkr0 Starting this year, Madison, Wis. residents will be able to recycle plastic shopping bags curbside, according to the city’s Streets Division. Madison’s recycling program accepts plastic grocery, produce and newspaper bags. Water softener salt bags, bread bags and other plastic bags marked as #2 plastic (HDPE) or #4 plastic (LLDPE) can also be recycled, along with heavier plastic film such as the clear wrapping from around mattresses and appliances, the city said. While a growing number of cities are slapping fees on plastic bags or banning them outright , Madison officials said that providing a more convenient recycling option for residents can be just as effective in keeping bags out of landfills. With the add...

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