High-Recycled Content Plastic Trash Bags (California-Compliant)

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When to Use

If you compost and recycle, you'll lower your refuse bill and you won't need to buy trash bags. Your trash bin would only have dry, non-food items.

Recycle everything at RecycleWhere.org in San Francisco or Earth911.org elsewhere.


Consumer, Industrial

Info on this product category: Bags: Trash

Criteria for Bags: Trash

Plastic bags that have a thickness of 0.7 mil or greater are required to meet either one of the following (per California Public Resources Code section 42290):

  • Must have recycled plastic postconsumer material (RPPCM) equal to at least 10% of the weight of the bags; or
  • At least 30% of the weight of material used in all of its plastic products is RPPCM.

Last updated

Last updated: 
January 24, 2020

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Special Purchasing Instructions

See discounted prices in the most recent Compostable and Plastic Refuse Can Liners Contract Award.


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