Lets focus for a moment on recycling plastics commonly found in your kitchen pantry or refrigerator. If you take a good look at either one of these places, you’ll find a myriad of recyclable objects waiting to be disposed of properly.
Because plastic recycling is in constant evolution, it is important to remind our customers of the different types of plastics that are now accepted as part of our program.
For example, butter tubs, yogurt tubs, mayonnaise jars or even the clear plastic tubs you receive from your favorite Chinese food take-out (see image left).
Small individual yogurt cups along with larger tubs are all recyclable
Bottles, and Jugs
Soda bottles, water bottles, all condiment bottles, salad dressing bottles, milk jugs and juice jugs
Take-Out Containers and Clam Shells
As stated above, clear plastic tubs obtained from varioustake-out restaurants are now recyclable. Additionally, clear plastic clam shell containers predominately used at to-go salad bars are also recyclable. No styrofoam clam shells, please!
Microwavable Food Trays
Plastic trays used for a variety of microwavable meals are recyclable.
**Make sure to give your plastics a gentle rinse before throwing into your single stream collection container. This avoids contamination of other materials in your bin.