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Residential Recycling

Plastic Containers

Acceptable recyclable plastic containers:
  • Beverage bottles (water, soda, juice)
  • Food containers (yogurt, cups, dairy tubs, deli food & soup containers)  throw away the lids 
  • Soap bottles (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, dish soap, non-flammable cleaners, & laundry detergent) Lids can be replaced or disposed
  • Most plastic containers found in the kitchen & bathroom

All plastics should be clean, dry & empty!

Unacceptable plastics:
  • No plastic bags!  Check with your local grocery store for alternative recycling options
  • No plastic wrapping from food or packaging
  • No bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or form packaging
Why can’t I recycle my plastic bags and other plastic wraps?

These materials can easily becoming tangled around recycling equipment, ultimately affecting workers and damaging machines.