Plastics

Plastic Acceptable and Non Acceptable Materials

Acceptable Materials

These items are not recyclable:

  • Bottles (with Caps)
  • Butter / Cottage Cheese Tubs
  • Coffee Cans
  • Detergent & Soap Bottles
  • Ice Cream Buckets
  • Medicine Bottles
  • Pop Bottles
  • Water & Milk Jugs
  • Water Bottles
  • Yogurt Cups

Non-Acceptable Materials

These items are not recyclable:

  • Flexible Packaging (chip bags, pouches)
  • Plastic wrap or films
  • Plastic bags (take bags back to the store where you got them)
  • Styrofoam cups, containers or packaging

 *Please leave the caps on bottles. If you remove the cap, the cap will fall out of the recycling process and be swept up as trash. 

Plastic Recycling

Post-consumer plastics can be remanufactured for a wide array of products including carpet, upcycled polyester for clothing, recycled plastic building materials or outdoor furniture, decking, and playground equipment. Plastic milk & juice beverage containers are the only type of plastic that can be remade into other beverage containers. Every time plastic is recycled, the polymer chain grows shorter, which reduces it's quality. The same piece of plastic can only be recycled about 2-3 times before its quality decreases to the point it can no longer be used.
Plastic Recycling Process

Additional Information

For more information, send an email or call (507) 304-4251.