From the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility:
Plastic bags and plastic film should be recycled in the Plastic bag bin along the recycling wall. Items such as plastic grocery bags, dry cleaning bags, and shrink wrap can be placed in the bag bin as well. According to Wikipedia “Used bags should not be
littered: this is unsightly, damages wildlife and exposes fisheries to eminent danger. When the small particles from photodegraded plastic bags get into the water, they are ingested by filter feeding marine animals. Biotoxins like PCBs that are in the particles are
then passed up the food chain, including up to humans. When one ton of plastic bags is reused, as something else other than plastic bags or recycled, the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil is saved.”
Please remember to bag your bags and help reduce wind blown litter!
For more information, contact Superintendent Gordon Martin at 781-235-7600 x 3340, or
visit the RDF website at: www.wellesleyma.gov