Mahtomedi's recycling contractor does not accept plastic bags. However, several grocery stores, such as Cub Foods and Festival Foods, participate in the "It's in the Bag" recycling program that accepts clean, dry plastic bags for recycling. Please note that plastic bag recycling rates are extremely low, only 1% to 3% get recycled, and the economics of recycling plastic bags are not appealing. Instead, use recyclable paper bags or reusable bags when possible. In the store, when asked "paper or plastic?," choose paper!