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Metro Waste Authority

To Recycle It or Not Recycle It: Plastics

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http://www.WhereItShouldGo.com Which plastics are recyclable in your Curb It! curbside recycling cart and which are not seems to be one of the most confusing questions confronting our customers. To simplify things... if it has a twist-off lid, then it DOES go in your curbside cart - lid and all. This type of plastic is desired in recycling commodity markets. The exceptions to the "Twist-Off" rule are yogurt and margerine containers of any size - WITHOUT the lids. Why only yogurt and margerine containers? Because the chemical makeup of the type of plastic used to make these containers is less desirable in recycling markets.
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http://www.WhereItShouldGo.com Which plastics are recyclable in your Curb It! curbside recycling cart and which are not seems to be one of the most confusing questions confronting our customers. To simplify things... if it has a twist-off lid, then it DOES go in your curbside cart - lid and all. This type of plastic is desired in recycling commodity markets. The exceptions to the "Twist-Off" rule are yogurt and margerine containers of any size - WITHOUT the lids. Why only yogurt and margerine containers? Because the chemical makeup of the type of plastic used to make these containers is less desirable in recycling markets. Show less
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