Texas Disposal Systems Launches “Bag-the-Bag” Program

Waste management and recycling firm says interest in plastic film recycling is growing.

January 17, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Municipal / IC&I Plastics

Texas Disposal Systems (TDS), based in Austin, Texas, has started its first residential single-stream contract that includes its “Bag-the-Bag” program in Georgetown, Texas.

The program allows TDS to collect both single-use plastic bags and plastic film. Through the program residents can place plastic films in a special stuffer bag that can be placed in the curbside recycling cart. Currently the city of Austin does not offer any of these items in its curbside collection and recycling program.

“Bag-the-Bag gives a recycling option for all types of plastic film, including single-use bags and would allow business to proceed as usual,” says Jennifer Gregory, TDS’ marketing director. “Texas Disposal Systems is invested in making program participation information accessible as other municipal customers are expressing interest in adding our program to their current curbside recycling program.”

Meanwhile, TDS notes that a plastic bag ban in Austin will be going into effect at all retailers, starting March 2013.
TDS says it is the largest independently owned solid waste collection and recycling company in Central Texas. The company serves customers in San Antonio, Georgetown, San Angelo and Alpine.