County No Longer Accepting Certain Plastics

Effective December 1, 2018, County Transfer Stations will no longer accept for recycling:

 #5 (polypropylene), plastic bags, bottle caps, clamshells, tubs, buckets of any number

Only clean #1 and #2 plastic bottles, jars and jugs CAN be recycled in the mixed recyclables bins.  Buckets and pots with #1 or #2 are NO longer going to be acceptable.  Containers with “necks” are OK. (Plastic bottles marked as HI-5 can still be redeemed for cash.  Metal caps and lids can go into mixed recyclables bins.)


County contractor Business Services can no longer find a recycler who will take these plastics.

See County press release here.