To identify plastic containers for recycling, look at the bottom of the plastic container. A recycling triangle can be seen with three chasing arrows and a number in the middle. All but No. 6 is recyclable. Plastic grocery store bags are acceptable only at the drop-off centers. Plastic containers that have contained pesticides or other hazardous materials, such as motor oil are not accepted.
Plastic Container Identification Code (found on the bottom of coded containers)
V or PVC
|Low Density Polyethylene||Polypropylene||Polystyrene|
A mixture or combination of resins
Is it recyclable
Can be transparent?
|soft drink, juice, peanut butter||milk, laundry detergent|
|honey, mustard||syrup, sour cream, cream cheese||Foam cups, yogurt, egg cartons||Catsup, pudding, mayonnaise|