How do I know what plastic is recyclable?
Think bottles and containers! All plastic food and beverage bottles, most plastic food containers, and most other plastic bottles under 2.5 gallons in size are recyclable.

There are a few exceptions:
  • Styrofoam cups and trays and microwave trays are not recyclable.
  • If the bottle contained motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, adhesives, paints, or solvents, it cannot be recycled. The residue from motor oil and chemicals seeps into the plastic and contaminates it.

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1. What is single stream recycling?
2. What can I put in my blue recycling cart ?
3. I am elderly or disabled and can not transport a large cart. Can I get a smaller cart?
4. What are the advantages to single stream?
5. How do I know what plastic is recyclable?
6. Are plastic bags recyclable at the MRF?
7. Should I wash my recycling before placing it in the bin?
8. Can I recycle Styrofoam?
9. Why can’t prescription or vitamin bottles be recycled?
10. Can I recycle a motor oil bottle with a No. 2 on the bottom?
11. Do I need to step on my plastic containers before recycling?
12. Are black, No. 1 microwaveable containers recyclable?
13. Why can't I recycle plant pots?