What plastics are recyclable in WA?

What plastics can be recycled in Washington state?


  • Preformed plastic packaging.
  • Take-out containers.
  • Plastic bags/drycleaner bags*
  • Styrofoam and packaging peanuts*
  • Caps and lids.
  • Polystyrene cups and egg cartons.
  • Stretch wrap.
  • Motor oil and antifreeze containers.

What bottles can be recycled?

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  • Plain milk (or milk substitute) containers.
  • Flavoured milk containers of one litre or more.
  • Pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more.
  • Wine and spirit glass bottles.
  • Casks (plastic bladders in boxes) for wine or water of one litre or more.

Is Number 8 plastic recyclable?

Number 8 inside the universal recycling symbol stands for lead. Lead is used to make car batteries. Lead is one of the most effectively recycled materials in the world.

How can you tell if plastic is recyclable?

Recyclable plastic usually comes with a little recycling symbol printed on the bottom and depending on the product, there might be a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 stamped in the center of the symbol. It’s easy to miss, but this tiny digit is actually pretty important, because it’s an ID.

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