How to Recycle or Reuse Plastic Bags

Queen City Disposal has some tips on how to reuse plastic bags at home and where to take them for recycling

Those convenient plastic bags you get at the grocery store are not biodegradable, so it could take 100 years for them to decompose. That’s why we want to keep them out of landfills. 

Here are some tips for recycling at home:

  • Line your garbage bins with the plastic bags.
    • Use them to line your smaller wastebaskets like in the bathroom or bedroom.
  • Reuse them as grocery bags.
    • Store them in your car and bring them with you when you shop.
  • Wrap delicate items in the plastic bags.
    • Use the plastic bags to wrap figurines or family heirloom items before storing them away.
    • You can also use them to wrap delicate items when you’re moving to give an extra layer of protection when boxing the items up.
  • Store the plastic bags properly.
    • If you are keeping many plastic bags in your home, make sure you store them properly to avoid hazards for children and pets.
    • Hang a plastic bag in your pantry filled with other plastic bags to have handy when needed.
  • Make crafts with plastic bags.
    • There are some amazing craft ideas to turn plastic grocery bags into spectacular creations.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to recycle your plastic bags at drop-off locations near you. Here is a list of stores who accept plastic bags:

  • Publix
  • Kroger
  • Food Lion
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • Lowe’s

These stores usually have recycling bins outside the store entrances.

Please be aware that some stores ask that you not bring plastic bags to recycle if anyone in your household has COVID-19 or has been exposed to anyone who is sick.

To find more information about recycling, go to

Queen City Disposal is a locally owned and operated business. Our mission is to ensure the delivery of a cost-effective and environmentally sound solid waste management system. 

Contact us today and let’s talk trash!  
Queen City Disposal
50 Reynolds Street
Clarksville, TN  37040
Phone: 931-896-1500