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Hefty® EnergyBag® Program

The Hefty® EnergyBag® program provides participating residents a new way to collect plastics that are not accepted in the blue recycle cart – like candy wrappers and juice pouches – and converts them into valuable energy resource. See how it's done by checking out the video.

Materials collected in the Hefty® EnergyBag™ orange bags will be used at Renewlogy, a facility which converts hard-to-recycle plastics to synthetic diesel fuel.

The program is:

  • A collection recovery program for hard-to-recycle plastics
  • Complementary to mechanical recycling
  • An important change in the way we handle waste

Boise is one of a handful of communities across the U.S. participating in this recovery program. Although more than 98 percent of households participate in the curbside recycling program, many plastics would have otherwise been thrown in the trash cart. With the help of community partner, Happy Family Brands, the City of Boise can now expand the types and amount of plastic that is collected and diverted from the landfill to be beneficially used.

Recycling Overview

What Goes In, What Stays Out


Need More Energy Bags?

Additional bags are now available for sale at Boise Albertsons stores.

All Boise residential recycling customers will receive their next roll of Hefty® EnergyBags™ in 2019 at no additional cost. However, for those customers that have already gone through their supply or would like extra Hefty® EnergyBags™ now, Albertsons provides a retail option.