Bags at Recyclops

Bags are an important part of Recyclops. They not only help keep recyclables clean, but they also make your recyclables easier to pick up! In some locations, we now include Recyclops bags as part of your service & subscription. Go to your locations page and “click for additional info” in your pricing section to find out if your service includes bags.

If your service does include bags, and you’d like more than the standard 8 bags per month, we charge you for increased service at 50% off your monthly subscription rate. We deliver replacement bags throughout the year based on your service allotment.  To increase your service level and get additional bags, please complete the form to increase your service in the Help section of our website.

What you get: A roll of Recyclops bags. The average home uses approximately two bags per week plus a small stack of flattened cardboard, but feel free to put out as many bags as you need on any given week.

What if you run out of bags: You’ll need to increase your service level. First we encourage you to try and reduce how much waste you produce. If that isn’t feasible, we’re happy to increase the level of service to your home, for a small charge based on your needs, by providing you with additional bags.

If you’re in a service area that uses Recyclops bags please do not use your own bags. Didn’t get your Recyclops bags? Please contact customer service.

Why? Most bags are made out of mixed plastics. This makes recycling them extremely hard and most facilities won’t even take them. All of our bags however, are specially designed to be easily recycled.

How?  Plastic bags can only be easily recycled when recyclers know the material is uniform. That’s why our bags are made out of LDPE (low density polyethylene) so there’s no guessing or mixing of different plastic bag materials for recycling.

To recap:

  • Visit your location page to find out if your service includes bags
  • Services that to include bags will receive 8 bags per month
  • If you exceed your subscription allotment (regardless of your subscription), you will be charged 50% for your subscription for the time between when you request a new bag roll and the time that you should have run out.
  • If your area receives Recyclops branded bags please refrain from using your own bags, because they can’t be recycled.