There are many types of plastic! There are not currently markets to recycle all of them, and not all are of high-enough quality to be recycled into new products. Some (#1 and #2) are banned from the landfill in Vermont. Some can be recycled in your blue bin. Some require special recycling.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BLACK PLASTIC IS NOT ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING IN VERMONT (NO MATTER WHAT THE NUMBER IS).
Blue Bin Recycling
- #1 (PET) – banned from the trash
- #2 (HDPE) – banned from the trash
- Single-use, rigid containers and packaging
- Ex: bottles, jugs, yogurt containers