Plastic, Glass and Metals

Acceptable

  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Unbroken glass of any color
  • Beverage container lids
  • Plastics with a number 1-5 in the center of the recycling symbol

Not Acceptable

  • Light bulbs
  • Liquids
  • Mirrors
  • Plastic bags or plastic films
  • Soy milk or Juice boxes
  • Styrofoam
  • Waxed Cardboard
  • Window Glass

Things you may not have known

  • 35% of polyester carpet sold in America contains recycled plastic from recycled soft drink bottles
  • Recycled plastics can be made into bottles, shower stalls, recycling bins, scouring pads, paint brushes, industrial strapping, drainpipes, plastic lumber, flowerpots, etc.
  • Every ton of glass recycled saves the equivalent of 9 gallons of fuel oil needed to make glass from virgin materials
  • At least 30% of glass containers on grocery store shelves can be recycled
  • Container glass can be recycled repeatedly with no loss of quantity or quality
  • Every three months, the U.S. throws away enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial airline fleet
  • Recycling aluminum uses 95% less energy than making new aluminum from bauxite ore
  • We throw away enough iron and steel to continuously supply all of America’s auto makers
  • Metal is melted down and reformed into new products such as cans, automobile parts, siding, appliances and building materials.

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