If you purchased Hefty and Great Value brand Recycling bags from July 20, 2018, through August 30, 2023, you may be eligible to receive a monetary payment in the form of a check from this class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc. and Reynolds Consumer Products, LLC. (“Reynolds” or the “Defendant”).

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 made any determination about who is right.

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 here.

The Settlement will provide check payments from a Settlement Fund to members of the Settlement Class who submit a timely, valid, and approved Claim Form. If you are a member of the Settlement Class, you will need to file a Claim Form by the deadline to receive a check payment.

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit
Action Description Deadline
Submit a Claim Form The only way to get a check payment is to submit a valid Claim Form. December 13, 2023
Exclude Yourself from the Case Get no payment and retain any right to file your own lawsuit against the Defendant and Released Persons about the legal claims in this case that are released by the Settlement Agreement. October 25, 2023
Object to the Terms of the Settlement Tell the Court why you do not like the Settlement. You will still be bound by the Settlement if the Court approves it, and you may still file a Claim Form for a payment. October 25, 2023
Do Nothing If you do nothing, you will receive no money from the Settlement, but you are bound by all the orders and judgments of the Court. You also give up your rights to sue Reynolds Consumer Products and the other Released Parties defined in the Settlement Agreement.  

Please do not call the Judge, the Clerk of the Court, or Reynolds about this case. They will not be able to give you advice on your options. If you have questions, you can contact the Claim Administrator at 1-877-272-3437 (Toll-Free).