Recycle more in your curbside bin

Posted on June 1, 2024

Hefty ReNew Bag Program

Grocery bags, candy wrappers, plastic straws, and Styrofoam™️ cups no longer need to end up in the landfill.

Thanks to an initiative between Rumpke Waste and Recycling and the Hefty ReNew™ program, you can recycle more plastics right from home.

The Hefty ReNew program complements — but does not replace — your current recycling routine. You’ll continue to recycle all your regular items the same way, but now you can put other items like cling wrap and cereal box liners in an orange Hefty ReNew bag and drop it in, too.

HeftyRenew BagHow does the Hefty ReNew program work?

  • Buy orange Hefty ReNew bags at Kroger, Target, or WalMart.
  • Fill the bag with the items listed below.
  • When it’s full, tie the bag and place it in your curbside Rumpke recycling bin or a public drop-off dumpster.

What can you put in the orange bag?

You can recycle specific clean, dry plastics and Styrofoam items, including:

  • Clear bags and wrappers for chips, candy, and granola (no foil lining).
  • Dry mix bags for cereal, cake mix, and powders.
  • Foam egg cartons.
  • Salad and cheese bags.
  • Fresh and frozen vegetable, fruit, and food bags.
  • Food storage bags.
  • Clear plastic food wrap/cling wrap.
  • Plastic overwrap/case wrap on paper towels, toilet paper, and drinks.
  • Disposable mop pads, like Swiffer®pads.
  • Plastic grocery bags.
  • Bubble wrap, pillow packs, and Amazon mailers.
  • Foam packing peanuts.
  • Plastic straws, stirrers, forks, spoons, and knives.
  • Plastic plates, bowls, and Solo®cups
  • Foam to-go containers, plates, bowls, and cups.

Is there a cost for the bags?

A box of 20 bags costs $7–$8, which covers the costs of bags, collection, and processing. You can request a free starter kit at

The Hefty ReNew program lets you recycle more plastic and Styrofoam without the stress of remembering drop-off dates and times. The more you participate, the more we’ll keep everyday plastics out of the landfill. Visit

Submitted by EAC member, Ellen Hall.

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