Define: Mixed Rigid Plastics
What is a mixed rigid plastic?
Mixed rigid plastic is an industry term that defines a category of recyclable plastic. It includes hard or rigid plastic items, as opposed to film plastic (plastic bags, pallet shrink wrap, plastic hoses and other flexible plastic items) or standard #1 or #2 bottle-shaped plastics.
Uses of Rigid Plastics:
One would commonly find rigid plastics used for storage and transport applications due to it’s durable nature.
Another common use (unrelated to storage or transport) is in the manufacturing of children’s toys, because of the rigid plastics’ sturdy, unbreakable characteristics.
Examples of Rigid Plastic:
The following items are examples of bulky, rigid plastics that should always put out for collection with your recycling collection.
Five Gallon Drum Bucket
Make sure to empty out contents as much as possible for recycling disposal. Should you be using this type of bucket for painting purposes, please dispose of as trash.
They come in various shapes, sizes and colors! All of these functional crates are recyclable and should be put out for pick-up on recycling day.
Shelving and Plastic Furniture
Don’t be fooled by the large size of many rigid plastics. Our trucks can handle it! Make sure to put out with your recycling bin or cart.
Large Rigid Jugs
Do you have a bunch of these laying around? Large, rigid jugs like these refillable water jugs, are recyclable.
Has your child out grown a toy or play set? If you’re keen on tossing it to the curb instead of donating to charity, make sure to place all of these items out with the recycling. Don’t worry about the tiny screws. Our processing equipment can accommodate!