Pet Food Bags

Alternative ways to recycle
National Recycling Options Recycle with Local Businesses

If none of these alternatives are available to you please PUT IN GARBAGE.

Local Recycling Information: 

If your pet food bag is made from clear plastic film then it can be recycled as plastic film as long as it is clean. Plastic film and plastic bags cannot be recycled curbside, but to find a location near you that accepts plastic film and plastic bags use the link here to find the nearest outlet and please call for details and/or restrictions. Businesses can accept all forms of plastic film or just plastic bags, so please call to confirm prior to drop off.

Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation
Empty pet food bag can be recycled through this program:

Professional Dog Mom
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| (775) 800-6710
Will take all pet food/treat plastic bag packaging. Call for details and/or restrictions; ask about their free pick up service. 

Pet food bags cannot be recycled curbside. Please use the services provided by Professional Dog Mom, or online resources such as TerraCycle. Otherwise, the pet food bag must be put in the garbage to avoid contamination and clogging at Waste Management’s recycling center.

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Do Not Recycle Lined Bags

A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t tear the paper, it can’t be recycled. Most pet food bags are lined with paper and plastic layers that have been sealed together and should not be recycled. If the layers can be separated, do so.

Wet Food Cans Are Recyclable

Wet food cans from cat and dog food can be recycled with regular food cans. Just rinse them out in warm water and shake them dry.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

"I and love and you"® Recycling Program

Recycle “I and love and you”® flexible pet food packaging through “I and love and you”® Free Recycling Program, a program through TerraCycle.

A Pup Above Recycling Program

Recycle A Pup Above pet food packaging through A Pup Above Free Recycling Envelope Program, a program through TerraCycle.

Earthborn Holistic® Recycling Program

Recycle Earthborn Holistic®, Venture™, and UNREFINED™ pet food and treat bags through the Earthborn Holistic® Free Recycling Program, a free recycling program through TerraCycle.

Nulo® Challenger™ Recycling Program

Recycle Nulo® Challenger™ pet food bags through Nulo® Challenger™ Free Recycling Envelope Program, a program through TerraCycle.

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Open Farm Recycling Program

You can send in Open Farm Pet Food packaging to the Open Farm Recycling Program, a free recycling program through TerraCycle.

Royal Canin® Recycling Program

Recycle Royal Canin® pet food packaging through Royal Canin® Free Recycling Program, a program through TerraCycle.

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Wellness® Pet Food Recycling Program

You can send in Wellness® CORE and Complete Health flexible plastic pet food packaging to the Wellness® Pet Food Recycling Program, a free recycling program through TerraCycle.

Weruva Recycling Program

Recycle Wervua flexible plastic packaging through Wervua Free Recycling Envelope Program, a program through TerraCycle.

Ways to Reuse

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Dispose of Garden Waste

Use these bags to contain thorny yard waste that can’t go in the compost bin and would otherwise puncture a plastic garbage bag.

Package Items for Shipping

Keep pet food bags around the house so you can wrap and ship breakable items in the thick paper or plastic packaging.