City Services

Other Flexible Plastic Packaging

Other Flexible Plastic Packaging (OFPP) can be returned for recycling, free of charge, to the Summerland Sanitary Landfill Recycling Depot. OFPP must be sorted and separated into the proper bin at the Landfill Recycling Depot and not mixed with other recyclables.

Materials must be CLEAN and DRY.

                               Image result for green check markAccepted Materials

  • YES Zipper-Lock & Stand-Up Pouches
    Includes bags with a a zipper-seal, and pouches that stand-up. Like frozen fruit and quinoa bags.

  • YES Crinkly Wrappers, Bars & Bags
    Including things like chip bags, candy wrappers, energy bars, wrappers for cheese, etc.

  • YES Flexible Packaging with Plastic Seal
    Such as packaging for deli meats and cheeses, fresh pasta, etc. 

  • YES Woven & Net Plastic Bags
    Such as netting for onions, avocados, and woven plastic bags for rice and dry goods.

  • YES Non-Food Protective Packaging
    This includes things such as bubble wrap, shipping envelopes, air packets, etc.

   zipperlock bag (2)   crinkly wrappers (3)   ofpp (2)

net bags (2)   non-food protective packaging (2)

           X Unacceptable Materials 

  • NO Plastic squeeze tubes 
  • NO Plastic lined paper/paper lined plastic 
  • NO 6-pack rings 
  • NO Cellophane for flowers/gift baskets 
  • NO Squishy foam 
  • NO Plastic strapping 
  • NO Biodegradable plastic 
  • NO PVC/Vinyl 
   tube (3)   6 pack ring (2)   paper lined plastic (2)

Unsure if it's OFPP or Soft Plastic? Click here for a helpful guide to determine whether your material belongs in this recycling stream.

For more information and a printable document regarding what is acceptable and unacceptable in this new program, click here
Click here to download the District's 'Other Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycle Card' to aid in recycling OFPP at home.