Plastic – #2

  • #2 Plastic Containers
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Detergent Bottles (Clear or Colored)

  • #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 Plastics
  • Food Residue, Grease, or Liquids
  • Children’s Toys
  • Storage Bins
  • Caps or Lids

The trouble with “flat” plastics….

The screens at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) that process plastics sees “flat” plastics (e.g., plastic political yard signs, very shallow trays, sheets of plastic) as flat fiber – paper. The screens then divert the flat plastic material into the fiber where they become contaminants. For plastics to be processed correctly, #1 and #2 plastics need to have a three-dimensional shape.

#5 Plastics: Can be recycled at Whole Foods Market.

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Recyclables Accepted