Places to recycle feed/bedding bags?

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Afternoon,

Like many of us I have absolutely loads of feed and bedding plastic bags taking up space that I'd love to recycle. The bedding bags say they recycleable and have a no 4 on them but I can't actually find where to take the bleeping things to recycle them! My local tip doesn't take them for recycling so am at a loss, anyone actually managed to find anywhere that takes them?!

I've exhausted the usual giving them away for people to use for muck etc and tend to end up collecting them up and putting in my yearly skip. There must be a better way 😭
 

Meredith

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The wood pellet bags I use have a recycle mark on them. I soak the pellets in a tub. The bags are clean and I recycle them at the supermarket in the polythene bag recycling container.
All other polythene bags are used for muck which the gardeners take and then return the empty bags. Most of my feed is in paper bags now though.
 

Surbie

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I use the paper bags to put my spud harvest in, or in the footwell of my car to keep the mats clean. The plastic ones I use to take manure to the allotment, but I have yet to find somewhere that will take the wood pellet bags yet. The supermarket bag recycling place is good suggestion, thanks for that.
 

chaps89

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Some supermarkets are now taking soft plastics and/or carrier to recycle, maybe sneak them in there?
Or if people on here can use them maybe post them on if they’ll cover the postage cost?
 

Steerpike

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We are using paper feed bags to start our wood burner in the evenings,my bedding bags I put into a recycling bag and the rubbish men have taken them so far, chaff bags I use for general yard rubbish then put inside a black bag for rubbish day.
 

dorsetladette

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The plastic bags I use as rubbish bags in the tack room (or anywhere) and the paper bags I give to my youngster to destroy in the field if he is in a particularly playful mood. Gives the 'grownups' a bit of peace and I stand a chance of poo picking with out the barrow being knocked over.
 

Fransurrey

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For those of you putting your bags in your recycling, do check it's ok. The men on the ground take the bins, but at the plant the entire load will be rejected if things are there that shouldn't be.

Round here, we have to take ours to the supermarket to recycle.
 

rabatsa

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Our bin leaflet says they take pet food sacks but not hard plastics or bubble wrap and clingfilm. So feed and bedding bags get put in that bin.
 
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