Hefty and Great Value Recycling Bags $3M Settlement, Claim Up to $50 Rebate

Hefty/Great Value Recycling Bags Settlement

Hefty/Great Value Recycling Bags Settlement

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Reynolds Consumer Product. Plaintiffs allege that Reynolds’ use of the claim Recycling on the packaging misrepresented that its Recycling trash bags under the Hefty and Great Value brands were recyclable because “Recycling” trash bags are not recyclable at many solid waste disposal facilities and are not suitable for the disposal of recyclable products at solid waste disposal facilities. Reynolds denies all the allegations made by Plaintiffs. The Court has not decided in favor of the Plaintiffs or the Defendants. Instead, both sides have agreed to a settlement.

You may be a member of the Settlement Class if you purchased Hefty or Great Value brand Recycling bags from July 20, 2018, through August 30, 2023. A full list of the Hefty and Great Value brand Recycling bags included in the settlement can be found below. 

Check out the details of this Hefty/Great Value class action lawsuit and see if you are part of the settlement class, and eligible to file a claim for a cash rebate.

Who’s Eligible?

You are a member of a “Settlement Class” if you are a consumer in the United States who purchased an eligible Hefty or Great Value product between July 20, 2018, and August 30, 2023. Generally, the products include clear and blue transparent Recycling bags sold under the Hefty and/or Great Value brands.

If you are still not sure whether you are a member of the Settlement Class, you may call the Claim Administrator toll-free at 1-877-272-3437, or send an email to info@RecyclingBagSettlement.com.

Eligible Products

Related: See All Settlement Rebates Here

Settlement Payout

As a result of the Settlement, Reynolds has agreed to create a Settlement Fund of $3,000,000. Check payments from the Settlement Fund will be paid to members of the Settlement Class who submit timely, valid, and approved claims. This amount does not include the costs of the Claim Administrator, Attorneys’ Fees and Costs, and the Service Awards, which shall be paid separately by Defendant.

A Settlement Class Member who submits a Valid Claim shall receive a check payment of $2.00 for each eligible product. A Settlement Class Member does not have to provide Proof of Purchase for the first six (6) Products claimed for a total of twelve dollars ($12). Proof of Purchase is required for every Product claimed over six (6) Products. A Settlement Class Member can make a claim of up to twenty-five (25) Products for a total of fifty dollars ($50). The total payment due to the Settlement Class Member will be provided via a single check.

To receive a payment in the Settlement you must make a claim by December 13, 2023.

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Settlement Details

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