What plastic can I recycle in NYC?
- plastic bottles, jugs, and jars.
- rigid plastic caps and lids.
- rigid plastic food containers (yogurt, deli, hummus, dairy tubs, cookie tray inserts, “clamshell” containers, other rigid plastic take-out containers)
Can number 5 plastic be recycled in NYC? Use any labeled bin (preferably green for paper and blue for glass/metal/plastic/beverage cartons) RECYCLING PLASTICS IS. 1, 2, 3 (4, 5, 6, 7)! The numbers shown inside the chasing arrows refer to different types of plastics used in making.
What happens to recycled plastic in NYC? In reality, there is no “away”.
Our discards are buried in the ground, burned or recycled into new products. NYC’s non-recyclable waste is sent to landfills in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia. Much of Manhattan’s waste is incinerated across the Hudson River, in New Jersey.
What plastic Cannot be recycled? Examples of non-recyclable plastics include bioplastics, composite plastic, plastic-coated wrapping paper and polycarbonate. Well known non-recyclable plastics include cling film and blister packaging.