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Plastic Film | Corks | Batteries
At Dirt Wain, we pride ourselves on our Real Recycling services, dedicated to addressing the challenges posed by difficult-to-recycle items. We go beyond conventional recycling by tackling hard-to-handle materials like plastic film, batteries, and corks, ensuring their responsible and transparent processing. Our commitment to Real Recycling isn't just about collecting waste; it's about guaranteeing a verified recycling journey for every item we handle. With stringent verification processes and trusted partnerships, we assure our customers that these challenging materials are recycled properly, providing peace of mind while contributing to a cleaner, greener future.

Plastic Film Recycling

Many types of plastic bags, such as those used for groceries, produce, newspapers, sandwiches, and even some cereals, can be recycled through Dirt Wain's plastic pickup program. With this program, you can help reduce the amount of plastic waste and contribute to a more sustainable future.




All items must be clean and dry.

If plastic film in your pick up bag is wet or dirty, we won't take it. You will need to remove the dirty or wet items for pick up the following time.


Only include accepted types of plastic.

See the gallery below to learn which types of plastic bags and film are accepted for pick up. We do not accept any plastic containers, even if they are made of the same kinds of plastic. Use your municipal or county recycling for these items.


No prewash salad bags or degradable bags

Do not put prewash salad bags in your collection bag. We do not take biodegradable, or compostable bags when we collect your films.


Preparing your bags for pick up

Use a shopping bag, or other bag that meets our recycling guidelines, to gather all your films and bags and tie it to your bucket or bin. If we only pick up bags, and not compost, from you, then use a heavy item like a brick to weigh the bags down.

Look for these symbols

Low Density Poly-Ethylene

Recycling plastic film has been a challenge. Please contact us to get the details about how we do it. It is a constantly changing and developing process.

Cork Recycling

Cork Reycling is included with all plans for Real Recycling. Please put all clean, dry, accepted corks in a clear, sealable bag.

ReCork's guide to sorting corks for recycling
ReCORK's logo

We have partnered with ReCORK to take your corks and to turn them into new things!

Battery Recycling

Put your batteries in a clear, sealable bag and leave out with your other items.

Recycle your batteries with Dirt Wain

Accepted Materials*

  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)

  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)

  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)

  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)

  • Lithium Primary

  • Alkaline

  • Carbon Zinc

  • Button and coin cell batteries

  • All cellphones are accepted regardless of size, make, model or age


*Individual batteries must be no larger than 300Wh.

Call2Recycle's Logo

We have partnered with call2recycle to take your batteries and reuse them responsibly!

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