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Bag your Bags, Bring 'em Back

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The best way to recycle your plastic bags and film is to bring them back to a store that collects them for recycling. Just stuff them clean and dry into a single plastic bag, tie it up, and drop it into a plastic bag collection container found at these retail partners. Note: The stores listed below have partnered with King County to promote the Bag Your Bag campaign. There may be other stores not listed that accept plastic bags for recycling.

Plastic bags and film collected at grocery stores stay cleaner and are easier for recycling facilities to process than bags placed in your home recycling collection bin. The bags are turned into new products like decking, benches, playground structures, and new plastic bags. And remember to bring along your reusable bags when you shop.

The Bag your Bags, Bring 'em Back campaign is a partnership between the King County Solid Waste Division and local grocery stores to show the best way to recycle plastic bags.

Participating Stores by City

Stores, Addresses & Phone Numbers


Fred Meyer

801 Auburn Way N, 253-931-5550


Haggen Northwest Fresh

15751 NE 15th St., 425-748-1300

Fred Meyer

2041 148th Ave. NE, 425-865-8560


10115 NE Eighth St., 425-455-0870
3550 128th SE, 425-643-7110
15600 NE Eighth St., 425-865-0282
2636 Bellevue Way NE, 425-822-4154
1510 145th Pl. SE, 425-653-2162


Fred Meyer

21045 Bothell-Everett Hwy, 425-398-7000


14130 Juanita Dr. NE, 425-821-4885


Fred Meyer

14300 First Ave. S, 206-433-6411


Fred Meyer

16735 SE 272nd St., 253-639-7400

Des Moines


21815 Marine View Dr. S, 206-824-6610


Red Apple Duvall Family Grocer

15215 Brown Ave. NE, 425-788-4545



1009 Monroe St., 360-825-5155

Federal Way

Fred Meyer

33702 21st Ave. SW, 253-952-0100


Fred Meyer

6100 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy., 425-416-1100


1540 Gilman Blvd., 425-392-4475
2902 228th Ave. SE, 425-391-4680
4570 Klahanie Dr. SE, 425-392-2776


Fred Meyer

10201 SE 240th, 253-859-5500
25250 Pacific Hwy. S, 253-946-7400


13304 SE 240th, 253-630-3560


Fred Meyer

1221 120th Ave. NE, 425-820-3200


211 Park Place Center, 425-827-2205
11224 NE 124th St., 425-821-8502

Maple Valley

Fred Meyer

26520 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rd SE, 98038, 425-433-2300


22131 SE 237th, 425-432-9961

Mercer Island


8421 SE 68th, 206-232-0102
7823 SE 28th, 206-230-0745



6940 Coal Creek Pkwy. SE, 425-747-9599

North Bend


460 E North Bend Way, 425-888-1682


Fred Meyer

17667 NE 76th St., 425-556-8000


15800 Redmond Way NE, 425-885-2311
8867 161st Ave. NE, 425-869-8006
23475 NE Novelty Hill Rd., 425-636-0420


Fred Meyer

365 Renton Center Way SW, 425-204-5200
17801 108th Ave. SE, 425-235-5350


4800 NE Fourth, 425-226-7086



600 North Richmond Beach Rd., 206-546-5129
1401 Broadway Ave., 206-860-3818
2707 Rainier Ave., 206-725-2418
1531 NE 145th St., 206-363-5717 (No collection container. Bring bags to Customer Service for recycling)
11100 Roosevelt Way NE, 206-361-4849
500 Mercer St., 206-352-4020
4550 42nd Ave. SW, 206-923-6390
417 Broadway Ave. E, 206-328-6920
9999 Holman Rd. NW, 206-783-8888
416 15th Ave. E, 206-322-5020
17847 First Ave. S, 206-243-9340
2746 NE 45th St., 206-523-5160
1600 W Dravus St., 206-283-3600
2500 SW Barton St., 206-935-0585
1801 N 45th St., 206-632-9253
8400 35th Ave. NE, 206-523-5847


Haggen Northwest Fresh

1201 N 175th St., 206-533-2800

Fred Meyer

18325 Aurora Ave. N, 206-546-0720


Top Food and Drug

17641 Garden Way NE, 425-398-6700

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From MSNBC – Battle of the Bags: Paper versus Plastic video (external)

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Students at Highline School District’s North Hill Elementary and Shorewood Elementary competed to see who could collect the most plastic bags and film for recycling. Take a look! (YouTube)

Watch this short video (YouTube) to learn more about the benefits of plastic bag recycling.

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Updated: Nov. 22, 2016