Renfrewshire Council

Plastic film

Plastic films are NOT usually accepted as part of your household recycling scheme or at your local recycling centre.

However, some types of plastic films can be recycled in the carrier bag collection points at the larger stores of most major supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, The Co-op and Waitrose.

Where can I recycle?

Types of plastic film accepted

Types of plastic film not accepted

Plastic carrier bags

Any non-Polyethylene film (e.g. PP, PVC, others)

Plastic bread bags

Bubble wrap

Plastic bags from breakfast cereals


Plastic wrappers from multipacks of cans and plastic bottles

Crisp packets

Plastic wrappers from toilet roll and kitchen towel

Food and drink pouches

Plastic freezer bags

Film lids from food trays

Plastic magazine (home delivery) and newspaper wrap


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