While plastic bags are recyclable, they are not accepted in Longview’s curbside program. There are two main reasons why plastic bags are not accepted:
- First, plastic bags mixed with other recyclables can jam the sorting equipment at the Waste Control Recycling Center.
- Second, and more importantly - it’s a safety issue. Most plastic bags are a solid color - either black or white. Workers on the sorting line cannot see the contents in the bags and unfortunately, used needles and hazardous materials have been found. So, help keep employees safe and do not place your recyclables in plastic bags.