Plastic Recycling: What plastics are accepted?
Please only recycle plastics that are #1 or #2 and are bottles. Recycle water and soda bottles, detergent bottles, liquid soap containers, peanut butter jars, and other similar items. Do not put the following items in your recycle cart: plastic to-go containers, plastic to-go cups, plastic produce containers, plastic blister packaging, plastic bags of any type, plastic food wrapping, disposable utensils, plastic yogurt containers, etc. See below for a longer list of items you can and cannot recycle.
Plastic drink bottles are usually #1 and sometimes #2 plastic. These are high quality plastics that are economical to recycle. You can put these in your recycle cart!
Bleach bottles and other cleaning solution bottles are usually #2 plastics. You can put these in your recycle cart once they are empty!
You can recycle milk jugs! Just make sure they are empty before you place them in your cart.
Peanut butter jars are usually a #2 plastic. As long as they are clean you can recycle them!
Over the counter medicine bottles are usually #1 or #2 plastic. You can put these in your recycle cart.
Coffee creamer containers are usually #1 plastic. As long as they are empty you can put these in your recycle cart.
Nail polish remover containers are usually #2 plastic. Make sure the container is empty before you put it in your recycle cart.
As long as your shampoo/body wash container is a #1 or #2 rigid plastic you can put it in your recycle cart when it is empty.
To-go containers (clamshells) and produce containers are not a high quality plastic and are hard to recycle. Please do not put these in your recycle cart.
Flexible plastic packaging like these juice pouches are very difficult to recycle. Please do not put these in your recycle cart.
Plastic bags tangle the machinery at the recycling facility. You can take plastic bags back to your grocery store for recycling.
Do not put any single-use cup that you get at a restaurant, coffee shop, etc in your recycle cart. Instead, bring your own cup for coffee or to-go drinks.
Prescription medicine bottles are usually a #5 plastic, please do not put these in your recycle cart.
Do not put any utensils or straws in your recycle cart.
Do not put any type of to-go container in your recycle cart. Instead bring your own reusable to-go container to the restaurant.
Never put squeeze bottles like the ones above in your recycle cart, even if they have the #1 or #2 on them.
Sour cream containers and other similar containers are not accepted, even if they are a #1 or #2 plastic.
Never put any type of styrofoam (#6) in your recycle cart.
Do not put vinyl of any type in your recycle cart, including vinyl shower curtains.
Do not put yogurt containers in your recycle cart.
Never put soft plastic like sandwich bags in your recycle cart.