Plastic

(Last Updated: 2/12/2019)

Only Some Plastics are Recyclable. 

For curbside recycling and county recycling facilities, only 4 shapes of plastic are accepted: 

Plastic Bottles

Reattach screw caps. Must be empty, clean, and dry*.

Examples: Plastic soda, juice, water bottles

Soap and shampoo bottles

Empty white pill bottles

Ketchup bottles

​Plastic Jugs

Reattach screw caps. Must be empty, clean, and dry*.

Examples: ​Juice jugs

Milk jugs

Detergent jugs

​Plastic Jars

Reattach screw caps. Must be empty, clean, and dry*.

Examples: Peanut butter jar

Pickle jar

​Plastic Dairy Tubs

Put lids in the garbage. Must be empty, clean, and dry*.

Examples: Yogurt

Sour cream

Pudding

Margarine

 

* Recyclables must be empty, clean, and dry. How clean?Wash until you can't see food residue. How dry? Shake to remove as much liquid as possible. If you can't wash your recyclables, put them in the garbage.


Recycle

Some plastic items can be recycled at special drop-off sites. Click on the item below to learn more.

Disposal

Put these plastics in your garbage (unless there is a drop-off recycling option listed).

Amber-colored pill bottles

Blister packaging

The hard-to-open packaging used for electronics and toys.

Bubble wrap and air pillows

Some drop-off recycling options.

Clam shells

​These containers have a hinged lid and are used commonly for deli, bakery, produce, or take-out items.

Containers that held automotive or hazardous chemicals
Disposal cups (cold drink cups, Solo™ cups)

Film plastics.

​Wrappers, baggies, plastic shopping bags, chip bags, plastic wrap, shrink wrap, plastic envelopes, plastic bubble mailers, popped air pillos, bubble wrap.

Some film plastics can be recycled in stores.

Packing peanuts

Some drop-off recycling options.

Plastic plant pots, trays, and tags

Recycle at Lowe's stores.

PVC pipe

Styrofoam

Some drop-off recycling options.