Hefty® EnergyBag® Program

Designed to complement current recycling efforts, the Hefty®EnergyBag®program establishes a way to collect otherwise hard-to-recycle plastics, like candy wrappers and foam to go containers, at curbside and uses them as valued resources.

The program is clearly demonstrating its ability to help divert these resources away from landfills, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, increase efficiency at recycling facilities, and improve the quality of other recycled materials. In doing so, the Hefty®EnergyBag®program takes an important step toward a more circular plastics economy and a more sustainable future.


How does the Hefty ® EnergyBag® Program Work?

Step 1 - Fill Bag

Fill the official Hefty® orange bag with plastics that are hard to recycle. Make sure the items are relatively clean and dry. If you have any questions about what you can include in the bags, browse our FAQs.

Step 2 - Place in Recycling

Once filled, tie the official Hefty® orange bag and place in your recycling along with your normal recycling.

Step 3 – Collected with Recycling

The filled bags will be picked up with your normal recycling and then converted into useful resources like energy, fuel and durable building materials.


Hefty® EnergyBag® Collection Guide

This handy guide helps you figure out what can and can't go into the Hefty® EnergyBag® orange bags.

Download the Guide

Learn About Our Environmental Impact

2020 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

An independent LCA was conducted to help understand the environmental impacts of the EnergyBag® program.

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Where Can I Learn More?

Learn more about the Hefty® EnergyBag® program by reading through our FAQs and Press pages.


Contact Us

If you have specific questions about the program, click here to send us an email.

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