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Posted By homebrewz,
Jan 30, 2006 at 6:36 PM
Does anyone recycle their empty pellet bags? Can they be recycled?
Slash and burn baby burn! Dylan's retort to everything. They are made of plastic.
You can use them as trash bags stuffed as tightly as you like as they are a very strong plastic bag to hold 40# of wood.
If you can find a bulk supplier of pellets then take the bags for a refill and tape them closed.
I use mine as trash bags as well...they fit well in my 15 gallon kitchen trashcan.
Yea, me too!
We do. Our curbside recycle pickup takes them in the same bin as other plastics.
We actually used ours in our garden. Placed them under mulch as weed preventers. Worked ok actually.
I've been advocating that the pellet industry take a part in recycling the bags for the past 5 years. We don't have ANY possible method for recycling the bags. The nearest location that will take these virgin polyvinyl bags is 180 mile south of here and they don't want to talk to you unless you have several tons. I really like using a waste product for fuel, but the bags are a negative spot on a great product. As an alternative, I'm am ready for bulk delivery when that becomes an option.
The local Hannaford supermarket takes plastic bags for recycyling. I use the bags to put the other plastic bags and light plastic trays and food packings in to recycle. You sure can cram a lot into one of those bags. That gets rid of over half my trash for free.
I feel the same way, which is why I posted the recycling question. Thanks to all for the ideas/suggestions. This is my first year with a pellet stove and the bags are piling up! I'll contact my local recycling facility and see what they say as well.
I do use em for bulk pellets. Just stack em tight side by side in my van and I do not eeven tape the top $2.40 a 40# this way