Plastic Bag Collection Challenge

6-Month Collection Ending May 15, 2019

Plastic bags can be recycled, but not in your home recycling cart. Instead, drop-off your plastic bags at a specialty collection bin. On America Recycles Day (Nov. 15, 2018), the City of Inver Grove Heights kicked off a 6-month plastic bag collection challenge in partnership with Trex Inc. Since then, the City has collected over 900 pounds of plastic bags and film to recycle with your help! Trex Inc. will use your bags to make composite wood, made from a blend of 95 percent recycled wood and plastic film. For our collection efforts the City will be award with a community bench made by Trex Inc.

From now until May 15, 2019

The City of Inver Grove Heights will collect the following accepted items at IGH City Hall (8150 Barbara Ave) & the Community Center (8055 Barbara Ave) until May 15, 2019. 

Accepted items: **All items must be clean, dry, and free of food residue**

  • Plastic Bags: Grocery bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, Ziploc™ and other resealable bags, produce bags, salt bags and cereal bags
  • Plastic Film: Case overwrap (ex: plastic around water bottle case, toilet paper case, paper towel case) and bubble wrap

After May 15, 2019 - Bring bags to permanent collections sites

Permanent plastic bag drop-off locations exist within the City of Inver Grove Heights and other neighboring communities. For a list of locations, visit the Green Guide at and search plastic bags and stretchy film.

Questions? Contact Ally Hillstrom at 651-604-8511

Plastic Bag Collection Ending