- Plastic bottles with caps on
- Laundry detergent bottles
- Yogurt and butter tubs
- Plastic Souvenir cups
- Plastic clamshells (berry containers, to-go food containers, etc.)
- Thin brittle plastic cups (ex. solo cups)
- Lab chemical containers- contact EHS for proper disposal information
- PLA cups or containers made from corn and other plant starches – these items are meant to be composted and not recycled!
- Leave bottle caps on so they are not lost during the recycling process
- Empty and lightly rinse before recycling
- Plastic bags should only be recycled in designated bins specifically for plastic bags as they can damage equipment at recycling centers
- Recycling symbols on containers do not mean that the product is recyclable! Recyclability is based on our current recycling facility processes and the global market for resale value.
- Contact us for help or more information
- Bottles & cans recycling bins
- Mixed recycling bins
- Blue mixed recycling dumpsters
Why are some plastics not recyclable?
- Not all plastics can be recycled because these is either not a process for sorting it out at the recycling facility or there is not a stable market for those items.
- Certain plastics also end up breaking into tiny pieces during the sorting process and end up as residual waste.