Hard to Recycle Plastics Orange Bin

The City of Tucson's Orange Bin or Hard to Recycle Plastics Program, in partnership with Hefty ReNew orange bag program and ByFusion. This is a voluntary program that gives participating residents a way to collect plastics that are not accepted as loose items in the curbside blue recycle bin. This variety of plastics is diverted from the landfill to be converted into valued resources. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Accepted Items List(PDF, 7MB)

Town Hall

How Can I Get Started?              Hefty_ReNew_Icon_Bag_Orange.jpg

  1. Purchase Hefty ReNew orange bags at participating Walmart and Frys stores. Purchase online at Walmart.com or Target.com
  2. Collect hard-to-recycle plastics in the bag.
  3. Bring your full, tied bags to the orange roll-off drop off sites.
  4. The bags will be collected and delivered to the local recycling facility.
  5. The collected plastics can become an energy resource, feedstock for fuels or new products, or ground into smaller pieces to make new plastic building products and plastic lumber. 

Drop Off Locations

  • Ward 2 Office, 7820 E. Broadway
  • Ward 4 Office, 8123 E. Poinciana Drive
  • Ward 5 Office, 4300 S Park Ave
  • Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. 1st Street
  • West Tucson, 1925 S. San Antonio Drive

Accepted Items

Kitchen Pantry

  • Candy wrappers
  • Cereal box liners
  • Chip bags
  • Cookie/cracker box liners
  • Dry mix liners (cake, powder mixes)
  • Foam egg cartons
  • Fresh/frozen vegetable & fruit bags
  • Granola & energy bar wrappers
  • Plastic pet food bags
  • Salad bags
  • Shredded cheese packages
  • Snack food bags
  • Stand up pouches

Storage & Cleaning

  • Dry and wet disposable cleaning cloths
  • Food Storage Bags
  • Plastic food wrap
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Plastic wraps on paper towels and toilet paper

*Please include plastic bags & wraps if store drop-off recycling programs are not available locally

Dining and Eating

  • Foam cups
  • Foam to-go boxes
  • Plastic colored cups
  • Plastic or foam plates and bowls
  • Plastic straws and stirrers
  • Plastic utensils

Office and Shipping

  • Bubble wrap
  • Clear plastic overwraps
  • Foam block packaging
  • Foam peanuts
  • Plastic air pillow pack

More Accepted Items

  • Bread bags
  • Can holders
  • Coffee bean bags
  • Trash bags
  • Film
  • Table liners
  • Coffee lids
  • Specialty drink cups

End Market

Join others in your community to reduce the amount of plastics in your local landfill and turn them into valued resources

Hefty ReNew

To learn more about this voluntary recycling program including what can go in the orange bags, where you can purchase the orange bags, and what happens to the orange bags after collection, go to the Hefty® ReNew™ website.

The Hefty ReNew program was developed and is managed by Reynolds Consumer Products and DOW Chemical Corporation. The City of Tucson is one of several US cities that participate in the program.