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Storefront: Customer Recycling


Publix encourages customers to make the right choice and use reusable bags, but for those customers who choose plastic or paper, we provide recycling bins so they’re properly recycled.

By inspiring customers to recycle these items, we ensure they are disposed of properly and keep them out of the environment and landfills. By providing these recycling bins and helping customers down the path of responsible consumption, we can make real strides in doing good together and improving our communities.


We accept:

  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Plastic overwrap from toilet paper, napkins, and paper towels
  • Overwrap from shipping cases
  • Zip-top and other resealable bags (without the zipper)
  • Pharmacy, bread, and produce bags
  • Cereal bags
  • Dry cleaning bags/protective plastic
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Ice bags, salt bags, and wood pellet bags
  • Air pillows
  • Clean and dry cling wrap

We do not accept:

  • Drinking bottles
  • Rigid containers
  • Clamshell food containers
  • Jugs
  • Any items containing food
  • #1 and # 5 plastics
  • Bubble lined envelopes


We accept:

  • Paper bags
  • Newspapers
  • Ad inserts
  • Publix Aprons® recipe cards

We do not accept:

  • Fast food bags with food
  • Drinking cups
  • Hardcover books
  • Bubble lined envelopes


We accept:

  • Foam egg cartons
  • Clean takeout trays
  • Clean cups
  • Clean and dry Styrofoam, including meat trays, egg cartons, and cups

We do not accept:

  • Paper or plastic egg cartons
  • Takeout trays with food
  • Cups with lids and straws
  • Packing peanuts
  • Large foam blocks used in electronics packaging