Anyone using plastic bags to hold their recyclables may be receiving a note from the county.The Norfolk County Public Works department has put together a door hanger to leave at homes that use bags for their recycling rather than the county approved bins.The plastic bags make it challenging at the processing centre, slow down the process altogether, and are considered a single use plastic.“The province and the federal government are really working on single use plastic, both have committed to eliminating it,” said Merissa Bokla, supervisor of waste management. “Those plastic bags are single use and are creating more waste.”The backside of the door hanger includes a diagram of which items you can recycle and which need to go in the garbage bins. Some of the most common items that need to be thrown away but often end up in the recycling bins are potato chip bags, pet food bags, mulch and fertilizer bags, coffee cups and lids, children’s toys, garden hoses, and frying pans and baking sheets.While putting all of your recycling into bags is not accepted, large amounts of grocery bags can be bundled together into one grocery bag that’s tied shut. Shredded paper can also be tied in a small plastic bag and placed in the bin with the rest of the items.Residents that require a recycling box can either pick one up at the County Administration Building (50 Colborne St, Simcoe), Delhi Administration Building (183 Main Street, Delhi) , Langton Administration Building (22 Albert St, Langton), or at the Material Recovery Facility (28 Grigg Drive, Simcoe).Residents can pick up one tall box and one small box per address at no [email protected] read more