Bought Hefty or Great Value Recycling Bags? You Could Get a $50 Cash Payout!

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Hefty Recycling Bags

A class action lawsuit against Hefty & Great Value has been settled. 

Reynolds Consumer Products which produces Hefty and Great Value bags has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that their Recycling bags were misleading because recycling trash bags are not recyclable at many solid waste disposal facilities and are not suitable for the disposal of recyclable products.

Though Reynolds has denied all claims they have agreed to settle and pay up. This means eligible consumers are entitled to a cash payout of up to $50. 💵

tying knot in blue trash bag with empty bottles inside

Do you qualify to receive a cash settlement from the Hefty & Great Value lawsuit?

You qualify to be a Class Member if you purchased eligible Hefty or Great Value brand Recycling Bags between July 20, 2018, and August 30, 2023.

A full list of eligible items can be found here.

How much money are you eligible to receive from the Hefty & Great Value lawsuit?

If you qualified as a Class Member, you’re entitled to a cash award. If you have proof of purchase of the eligible products you may receive a cash refund of up to $50. Without proof of purchase of the eligible products, you may receive a cash refund of up to $12. Note that only one claim per household is eligible.

hand pulling trash bag out of trash can

How do you file a claim?

You must file a valid claim by December 13th. Visit to submit a claim. You can file electronically right on the website. If you prefer to send your paperwork via snail mail, you can print the form HERE and send it to:

Gudgel et al. v. Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. et al.
c/o Claim Administrator
P.O. Box 2197
Portland, OR 97208-2197

The deadline to postmark or submit your claim is December 13, 2023. 

If you need more information about how to object or opt out of the settlement, you can find most questions answered on this FAQ page.

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