We accept plastic bottles, containers, tubs, and lids in our curbside recycling program, and as a recyclable at our Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station.
Download our plastics postcard (PDF, 1.1 MB) for handy reference.
See photo examples of plastics we accept in our Flickr photo set
|We accept these plastic item types||with these resin numbers||with these examples|
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
|plastic bottles that contained food, drink and household products, medicine, pill, and vitamin bottles|
|containers, tubs and lids; pails and buckets||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 (except items marked biodegradable or compostable)||mayonnaise, peanut butter, yogurt, cream cheese and butter containers; deli and ice cream tubs; yogurt cups; medicine vials; detergent, pet food and kitty litter containers; #1 PET thermoform plastics including: clamshell containers, bakery trays and cake domes, deli containers and trays, fruit and vegetable containers and baskets, cups, tubs and lids|
|Tupperware™ or Rubbermaid™ -type durable plastic containers and lids|
|nursery and flower pots||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7||all colors of rigid pots|
|beverage (stadium) cups||fast-food fountain drink cups|
Empty and rinse all containers, removing the tops and lids, before placing these materials in your blue bin.
Labels and plastic rings around the neck of the bottles are okay.
Place plastic bottles, containers, tubs and lids in your blue recycling bin with other commingled materials for curbside recycling collection.
We accept plastic lids and caps.
Take the caps and lids off of bottles and containers first before putting them into your recycling bin.
We do not accept these items in our curbside blue bin recycling pickups: