Plastic Shopping Bags VS. Municipal Recycling Program

A change to the list of accepted items for Yankton’s municipal recycling program has city officials beginning an effort to inform citizens about the new policy and their role in making recycling a success in our community.

City Manager Amy Leon says the plastic bags that are commonly used at grocery stores or other retailers will no longer be accepted in the city’s recycling.

Leon says the fact that the plastic bags have to be hand-sorted combined with the loss of the market for them by recycling processors is responsible for the change.

Leon says ideas on uses for plastic shopping bags will be posted to the city of Yankton’s Facebook page.