Recycling: Comingled FAQ’s

Comingled Recycling FAQ’s

Q: What can and cannot go in the comingled container recycling bin?
A: The rule of thumb is all bottles, cans and rigid plastic containers can be recycled.

Q: Can I recycle milk cartons (aseptic containers)?
A: Yes

Q: Can I recycle Styrofoam cups and containers?
A: No.

Q: Can I recycle plastic cups?
A: Yes, but please make sure that compostable cups #7 aren’t included.

Q: Do the containers need to be rinsed out?
A: No. Ideally all containers should be free of food and liquids. Otherwise the materials can attract vermin. Lining your storage containers with clear plastic bags helps to reduce the saturation of the equipment.

Q: Do I have to sort the containers?
A: NO. All bottles, cans and rigid plastic containers can be placed in the comingled container recycling bin.

Q: Where do the materials go and what do they get made into?
A: Metal, plastic and glass are shipped to national and international mills that make it into new products. Metal is remanufactured into new metal products. Plastic is remade into carpets or consumer products. Glass is used as a construction aggregate.