Did you know plastic bags of any kind are not allowed in your curbside recycling? They can really take a toll on sorting machines, not to mention when they end up in the landfill it can take upwards of 400 years for them to break down naturally.
In the city’s ongoing effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we’re giving residents two new options for plastic bag recycling. Both Northbound and Westbound Liquor Stores now have drop-off bins located inside the main entrance of each location. Accepted items include plastic bags (grocery/retailer bags), salt and ice bags, bubble wrap, zipper/resealable sandwich bags, cereal pasta bags, and more!
The next time you patronize one of Elk River’s Liquor Stores, be sure to bring your plastic bags for proper disposal! Please note, the Elk River Farmers Market also offers a plastic bag recycling drop off area every Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in downtown Elk River.