How the Hefty ReNew Program Works

Learn more about the simple steps it takes to convert hard-to-recycle plastics into valued resources.

Easy effort. Enormous results.

Participants can add the Hefty ReNew program to their regular recycling efforts. All it takes is a few simple steps to help keep hard-to-recycle plastics out of the landfill and turn them into something more valuable.

See Items We Collect


Fill Up

Fill the Hefty® ReNew® orange bag with acceptable, hard-to-recycle plastics.


Drop In

Tie up the full orange bag and place it in your curbside recycling cart or at an approved drop-off location, along with normal recyclables.



The orange bags are sorted at your local recycling facility and acceptable contents are sent to a facility to be converted into valued resources.*

*Particular valued resources may vary by geography.

From Plastic Packaging To Valuable Resource

Plastic waste is more valuable than you think.

Just like plastics that qualify for curbside recycling, hard-to-recycle plastics hold value. Our priority is to find mechanical recycling solutions for the acceptable plastic we collect. Examples of how we have used the plastic include:

  • Building materials like plastic lumber and construction materials
  • New plastic products such as park benches
  • Feedstocks that can be refined into high-grade fuels or be converted back into plastics

Visit the press page to see recent examples of how the collected materials can be used, and read more about the program's environmental impact below.

Lifecycle of the ReNew program show, from collection of hard-to-recycle plastics to adding them to recycling drop off to sorting them at the recycling facility and finally them being processed into valued resources

Hefty® Responsibility

We believe in the Hefty® Responsibility to make sure hard-to-recycle plastics you collect (program-acceptable) get repurposed and are kept out of landfills.

Hefty ReNew™ FAQs

Review the answers to some common questions about the Hefty ReNew Program.