The Hefty® Renew™ Orange Bag Program (formerly known as the Hefty® EnergyBag® Program) provides participating residents a way to collect hard-to-recycle plastics that are not accepted within the curbside recycle cart or at the Meridian Transfer Station. These orange bags serve as a way to divert various plastics from the landfill. There is no monthly cost to use this program.
How to participate:
- Purchase the Renew™ bags at participating grocery stores.* Visit the Hefty® ReNew™ website » for a full list of local retailers.
- Collect acceptable items.
- For a PDF printable version of what is accepted, please download here ».
- Remember, items must be clean, dry, and free of any foil lining.
- At the bottom of this page is a helpful video by City of Meridian Staff outlining which plastics are accepted.
- Place full, securely tied bags in your recycling cart.
* If you have leftover Hefty® EnergyBag® orange bags, they will still be accepted.
What happens next to the orange bags:
- Republic Services’ drivers will haul your orange bags, with regular curbside recyclables, to the recycling processing facility, Western Recycling. There, the bags are hand-separated from the curbside recyclables and transported either to cement manufacturing facilities that utilize the plastic for an energy resource that replaces some of the coal that fuels their kilns or to manufacturing companies that develop alternative building materials.
- For the latest news and program updates, visit the Hefty® ReNew™ website ».
Orange Bag Video