Reusable Shopping Bags

Alternative ways to recycle
Curbside Trash

Recycle Only Polypropylene (#5 Plastic) Bags

Reusable shopping bags can be made from hemp, polypropylene, jute, canvas or cotton. Only the ones made from polypropylene (#5 plastic) can be recycled.


Compost Canvas, Jute & Hemp

Place canvas, cotton, jute or hemp bags in with composting since they’re made from biodegradable plant fiber.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


ChicoBag Repurposing Program

Send back old, reusable shopping bags (any material, any brand) to ChicoBag’s Zero Waste Program. Mail them to:

ChicoBag Company
C/O Zero Waste Program
747 Fortress Street
Chico, CA 95973

Did You Know?

Coastal Land Litter

Conventional plastic bags are among the top 12 items found most frequently during coastal cleanups. Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down, though because they are plastic, they will never degrade completely.