We now recycle #1 - #7 plastics at the Transfer Station. Most of these containers will be clearly marked with the traditional “chasing arrows” picture with the number in the middle. Also
included are any ‘rigid plastics’, meaning they can bend but not break easily. Some examples are kid’s toys and cordless drill cases.
Not included are ‘brittle plastics’, meaning they don’t bend, they just break. Also not included is styrofoam cups (which may have a #6 on them) and vinyl siding.
Some of the new items accepted in the new designated area are:
# 1 Plastics - PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate) - water and mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil containers,
# 3 Plastics - Window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles,
# 4 Plastics - LDPE (low density polyethylene) - Squeezable bottles,
# 5 Plastics - PP (polypropylene) - Some yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, caps, medicine bottles,
# 6 Plastics - PS (polystyrene) - aspirin bottles, and
# 7 Plastics - Miscellaneous - Three- and five-gallon water bottles, certain food containers.
#2 PLASTICS CONTINUE TO GO IN THEIR OWN AREA: #2 Plastics - HDPE (high density polyethylene) - Milk jugs, juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles; butter and yogurt tubs.
Contact the Transfer Station (832.7850) for more information, or feel free to ask next time you are there.