These plastic items, numbers 1, 2 & 5s are accepted for recycling at both the drive-through and the drop-off locations:
|* Bottles (with Caps)||Medicine bottles|
|Butter / Cottage Cheese Tubs||Pop bottles|
| Coffee Cans
||Water & Milk Jugs|
| Detergent & Soap Bottles
|Ice Cream Buckets||Yogurt Cups|
*Please leave the caps on bottles. If you remove the cap, the cap will fall out of the recycling process and be swept up as trash.
Also, do not place recyclables in plastic bags. Please use paper bags instead. Recycle plastic bags at the store where you got them.
These items are not recyclable:
- Flexible Packaging (chip bags, pouches)
- Plastic wrap or films
- Plastic bags (take bags back to the store where you got them)
- Styrofoam cups, containers or packaging
Plastic RecyclingPost-consumer plastics can be remanufactured for a wide array of products including carpet, upcycled polyester for clothing, recycled plastic building materials or outdoor furniture, decking, and playground equipment. Plastic milk & juice beverage containers are the only type of plastic that can be remade into other beverage containers. Every time plastic is recycled, the polymer chain grows shorter, which reduces it's quality. The same piece of plastic can only be recycled about 2-3 times before its quality decreases to the point it can no longer be used.
For more information, send an email or call (507) 304-4251.