Pay-Per-Bag Plastics Recycling
Simply purchase a recycling bag, fill it with your clean recyclables, and drop it off at one of our drop-off locations.
Cost: $3.00 per 40 gallon bag
Make sure containers are empty & clean.
Please don’t cut up plastic as we sort it by type before baling & shipping
Acceptable Material: Plastic bottles and containers #1 #2 #5
Some common examples of these numbers can be (but are not limited to):
#1 PET: soda bottles, water bottles, most single use drinking bottles
#2 HDPE: milk jugs, detergent jugs, soap bottles, large supplement tubs, triple-rinsed chemical jugs
#5 PP: medicine bottles, dairy tubs
PVC irrigation pipe: Pipes need to be fairly clean, Remove gates & Cut to approximate 4 ft lengths
Non Recyclable Plastics:
#3 PVC: bottles, containers
#4 LDPE: bottles, containers
#6 PS: compact disc jackets, tableware, containers, styrofoam
#7 Other: reusable bottles
Styrofoam is not recyclable
No ziplock or trash bags or pet food bags.
No plastic film – bubble wrap, clear plastic wrap, 6-pack plastic, frozen vegetable or meat bags.
A portion of the proceeds from our plastics recycling program benefits student organizations and other nonprofits who volunteer to help recycle on Saturday mornings. If you are interested in scheduling your organization to help, visit our Volunteers page.
Plastics are an important part of our modern lives. They are used to manufacture many of the products that we use on a daily basis like containers, toys, and furniture. This large use of plastics means we need to make an effort to recycle it. Currently Plastics make up more than 12 percent of our trash.
Recycling 1 ton of plastic can save over 7 cubic yards of landfill space.
Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour and most and not recycled.
Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam coffee cups every year.
Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.
Only around 27% of plastic bottles are recycled.
Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year!