Reusing Pet Food Bags

Pet food bags can be reused in a variety of ways including crafts. This is a guide about reusing pet food bags.
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July 23, 2015 Flag
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Instead of watching my outdoor upholstered pillows on my many chairs become faded and mildewed, I decided to stuff them into recycled pet food bags!

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I simply used the waterproof bags like giant pillowcases and filled them with my aging, faded outdoor pillows, older bed pillows or blankets. I taped up the tops but if you are more energetic than I you could always whip stitch them closed pretty easily.

Great if you have any big waterproof bags from animal feeds or even grass seed bags!

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July 24, 20151 found this helpful

Ambiance, Donna,

I like it!

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January 25, 20161 found this helpful

Great idea ! :)

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November 15, 2015 Flag
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Sew a few bags together to make a 3 1/2' x 6' rectangle. It can be used as a moisture barrier under bedrolls or sleeping bags. A 7' x 6' rectangle can be folded in half to cover both the underneath and top of a bedroll; helps block moisture and wind.

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April 20, 2010 Flag
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What are some uses for cat and dog pet food bags? I used some pet food and litter bags this week as weed blocking plastic. I just pulled the bulk of the weeds, laid down the bags (with the bottoms cut out and opened) and covered with mulch.

Do you have any other ideas for using pet food bags?

Hardiness Zone: 6b

By C from USA

April 22, 20100 found this helpful
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I agree about using the bags for garden cleanup. Our recent rains gave me an excellent crop of weeds and I used the bags to collect them. Too bad weeds are not a cash crop, I would be rich, lol. I always use the bags to collect my dogs' droppings. I put one in a trash can and use an old broom and a long handled dust pan. It makes cleanup easy.

Pat

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful
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I use them in my big freezer to store food for longer periods of time, particularly when we are gone for 4 months during the winter. It adds extra protection for all my frozen foods, and I can get tons in the big 40 to 50 pound bags.

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April 26, 20100 found this helpful
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December 12, 2011 Flag
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What can I do with the empty dry dog food bags?

By Joy from FL

December 13, 20110 found this helpful
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Use as tall kitchen garbage bags. Fill and staple shut. You just saved money on garbage bags!

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December 13, 20110 found this helpful
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Place card board products you are going to recycle like pop cases, cereal boxes, pizza boxes, etc. in bag.

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December 14, 20111 found this helpful
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February 13, 2011 Flag

If you buy pet food, feed, or flour/sugar/salt in large bags, save those bags when empty. They are just the right size for a kitchen trash can and are very sturdy - more so than the plastic trash bags.

We usually empty 2 large bags a week that I recycle into trashcan liners. That is a savings of 104 trash bags a year, which amounts to several dollars. (In my area, at the store, a bag of 20 trash bags is $4.98).

I save smaller bags for the bedroom and kitchen wastebaskets.

By mom-from-missouri from NW MO

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February 15, 20110 found this helpful

I save them for pet poo pickup, what goes in, has to come out lol.

Pat

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February 9, 20140 found this helpful

We do the same! Also salt bags work well (de-icer or water softening). :)

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September 2, 2013 Flag
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Ever since Purina began using of the large size polypropylene "DuraWeave" bags I have been saving them, certain a good use would arise and they would not go to waste. In particular, my first thought had been how well these might be used for sandbagging in flood situations, or passed out to victims of tornado or other disaster for salvage/clean-up efforts.

I now have roughly 500 of these, mostly the 16-18lb cat food size, but also a number of 25-33lb as well, and to my surprise, as yet have found no one interested in them. I have even contacted Purina in regard to this, and they knew of no outlets except that of their being a #5 recyclable material. Unfortunately in my location I have found no options unless I wished to pay for them to be taken for recycling. Anyone here have any good ideas along these lines?

By David

September 4, 20130 found this helpful
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Have you tried Craig's list or freecycle! Either of these may have someone interested in the bags. Good luck!

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January 14, 20141 found this helpful
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Donate some to a local girl scout troop to make Sit-Upons.

Check terracycle.com to see if they are interested in them.

A scout troop can use them. Turn the edge over and install a drawstring. Very handy to keep camping stuff and firewood dry.

Insert an old bed pillow; baste closed. Put into and old pillowcase for a pet bed. Rescue organizations can use these in cages and kennels.

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April 10, 20160 found this helpful

April 26, 2010 Flag
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I always keep newspaper under the litter boxes in case of "accidents". I found by cutting off the bottoms of the food bags, washing them and laying them flat; that they work well under the newspaper to keep any moisture away for the flooring.

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March 26, 2015 Flag
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I am a volunteer taking care of stray cats, so I buy 12 bags or 18 lbs of cat food a week. I use all the empty bags to build shelters and food stations.

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March 22, 2016 Flag
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I am looking for empty pet food bags to make recycled totes in the SE part of Wisconsin. I am especially looking for large Pro Plan bags. Any suggestions?

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March 24, 20160 found this helpful

There are plenty of feed mills in Wisconsin. Go to www.yellowpages.com.

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April 5, 20160 found this helpful

You can ask your local animal shelter to save them for you or put a flyer up at veterinarian office.

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July 9, 20160 found this helpful

November 22, 2011 Flag
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I use our empty, large dog food bags to hold our cardboard recycling such as pizza boxes, pop/soda cartons, cereal boxes, etc., anything that comes in cardboard. This saves space in my recycling bin, plus the bag gets recycled as well.

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April 4, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about making a dog food bag rug. Heavy duty dog food bags are the perfect material for making a rug.

Dog Food Bag Rug

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August 19, 2010 Flag

Recycle a small cat food sack into a cold sack. Cat food bags are plastic coated and have multiple layers. Turn them inside out, wash by hand and you have a cold sack that really works great. A half gallon of ice cream slips right in. Just fold the top down, put a clip on or large rubber band and your ice cream will still be frozen when you get home.

By Ann from Loup City, NE

ice-cream container in cat food bag

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May 8, 2008 Flag
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How do you make a purse out of a dog food bag?

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