We know recycling plastic can be confusing; Let’s simplify it.  Only recycle plastics that are larger than a credit card and are either a bottle (water, soda, juice, etc.) or a container (bucket, yogurt tub, clamshell/to-go container). That’s it!  

DO place these in the Recycle Bin:

  • Plastic bottles (empty, with lids)
  • Containers, cups, clamshells
  • Tubs and buckets
  • Large foam blocks 

DO NOT place these in the Recycle Bin:

  • Foam packing peanuts, and foam plates, cups or to-go containers
  • Plastic bags, plastic wrap and film, bubble wrap and bread bags
    • These plastic bags CANNOT be placed in your curbside recycling bin, but CAN be returned to participating retailers for recycling. Visit or to find a retailer near you!
    • Plastic bags get tangled in the machinery at the recycling facility when placed in the blue bin and end up in the landfill. 
  • Plastic utensils and all straws (paper or plastic)
  • Hangers
  • Compostable "plastics"



  • Ever wonder what those numbers inside a recycling triangle mean? They simply identify the type of plastic and do not necessarily mean that the plastic is recyclable.


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