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Boston Mountain Waste District Now Accepts Plastic Film

Article-Boston Mountain Waste District Now Accepts Plastic Film

COVID-19 Sparks a Return of Plastic Bags

The Boston Mountain Solid Waste District has started a program to collect film plastics, keep items out of the landfill and sell the material to a company to be recycled, said Robyn Reed, director.

Plastic film, which includes plastic grocery bags, isn't degradable and poses a serious threat to wildlife when not disposed of properly, according to the district's news release.

"It's a product that is recyclable," Reed said. "It kind of fits hand-in-hand with what we do."

Through the program, residents can drop off plastic film for the district, Reed said. Those items are baled and sold to Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies in Springdale, said Emily Deitchler, a district spokeswoman.

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