In partnership with the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Solid Waste District, Kimble Recycling & Disposal now accepts residents’ recyclable plastics numbers 3 through 7, as well as for numbers 1 and 2.
In partnership with the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Solid Waste District, Kimble Recycling & Disposal now accepts residents’ recyclable plastics numbers 3 through 7.
Until now, residents could drop off only No. 1 (PET) and No. 2 (HDPE) plastics at dozens of drop-off sites in the three-county district. PET plastics are water and soda bottles. HDPE includes plastics such as milk jugs and detergent bottles.
The acceptance of the new recyclables comes with the completion of the company’s new single-stream recycling plant, which allows customers to mix all recyclables into a single collection container.
Most plastic products are labeled on the bottom with a recycling symbol consisting of arrows that cycle clockwise to form a rounded triangle enclosing numbers 1 through 7. Any rigid food containers or other consumer product containers labeled in this fashion now can be included for recycling at district drop-offs.
Examples of plastic containers previously excluded that now can be recycled include salad dressing bottles, peanut-butter and jam jars, juice bottles, squeezable bottles (ketchup and mustard), clam-shell food containers, microwaveable food containers, yogurt containers, margarine tubs, baby milk bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, hand-soap bottles, apple-sauce cups, whipped topping containers and plastic flower pots.