Bag Central Station (BCS)

Bag Central Station (BCS) is a bag recycling program that was introduced in Phoenix, AZ in 2007. Please click here to read more about the program.

This website provides information regarding plastic bag recycling. Bag Central Station does not deal with other kinds of recycling (cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, etc.). For more information on recycling in your area, please visit our partner's section.

A common question is what happens to my bags once I have returned them to my local grocery store? The answer is a little more in-depth. There are quite a few different things that can happen to your plastic bag.

Where can I take my plastic bags?:

  • Albertsons
  • Bashas' (including Food City and AJ's)
  • Fry's (including Fry's Marketplace and Fry's Mercado)
  • IGA Family of Stores
  • Safeway
  • Sprouts
  • Wal-Mart

Approved Bins are easy to find. Just look for one of the bins shown in this image.