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塑料袋、薄膜 & 包装

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Polyethylene (PE) bags and 电影 plastics are accepted for 特殊的回收 at the District 转移 Station and participating grocery stores—不是在你的蓝箱子里! Not all plastic bags and 电影s are made of polyethylene, and only polyethylene bags and wraps are accepted in this program. 查看我们的打印表格 guide to plastic bags and 电影s (PDF) that has pictures of the accepted items.

Polyethylene materials may be labeled with one of the labels shown below or with PE, HDPE, or LDPE and/or with a number 2 or 4. Many items will not be labeled, but one way to tell if an item is PE is to pull on a small section: if the plastic easily stretches before it tears, 也可以是PE. 如果它很皱, tears without stretching, or is labeled with a number other than a 2 or a 4, it's not PE and it must be disposed of as trash. 

If in doubt, throw it out. If an item you have is not on accepted list, and it is not labeled with a 2 or a 4 or a store 下降 label shown below, please err on the side of caution and throw it away. Contaminants like non-polyethylene materials, paper labels and stickers, and wood pellet dust reduce the value of the recyclable material. Clean material is necessary to keep this program going!

企业 wishing to recycle their plastic 电影 are encouraged to og真人app before collecting their first load.

These polyethylene items are accepted at the District 转移 Station if they are empty, 清洁, 干燥:

  • 购物袋
  • 生产塑料袋
  • 报纸袋
  • 密封塑胶袋袋 & other brands of resealable food storage bags
  • 干洗袋
  • 包装箱(e).g. plastic around cases of bottled water)
  • 谷物袋
  • 汽泡纸
  • Air pillows for shipping
  • 产品过度包装(e).g. plastic around household paper products, diapers, and feminine hygiene items)
  • Stretch wrap / pallet wrap
  • 家具 & 电子产品外包装
  • 冰包
  • Bags or 电影 with one of the labels shown to the right

These polyethylene items are accepted at the District 转移 Station if they meet certain criteria and are empty, 清洁, 干燥:

  • 木屑颗粒袋
    • 标准: both ends must be completely cut off, then the bag must be turned inside out to release residual dust; OR both ends must be completely cut off and the bag must be completely cut down one side to make an open plastic sheet. Discard the cut off ends as trash.
    • Not accepted at grocery stores
  • Water softener salt bags
    • 标准: both ends must be completely cut off, then the bag must be turned inside out to release residual dust; OR both ends must be completely cut off and the bag must be completely cut down one side to make an open plastic sheet. Discard the cut off ends as trash.
  • 面包袋
    • 标准: Paper stickers or labels must be peeled, torn, or cut off
    • Only stretchy, 100% plastic bread bags are accepted, no paper-plastic combination bags
  • Plastic shipping envelopes/mailers
    • 标准: Paper stickers or labels must be peeled, torn, or cut off
    • Plastic shipping envelopes with bubble wrap linings are accepted
    • No paper shipping envelopes (with or without bubble wrap)

The following items must go in the trash, because they are not made of polyethylene:

  • 农业的电影
  • Biodegradable materials
  • 糖果 & 格兰诺拉麦片包装
  • Cellophane and cellophane-type materials
  • 樱桃包
  • 芯片包
  • 冷冻食品袋
  • 葡萄袋
  • 粮食 & feed bags (often woven and/or labeled #5)
  • 宠物食品袋
  • Pre-washed salad mix/lettuce bags
  • 肉 & 奶酪的包装
  • Metallic/foil packaging
  • 覆盖物 & 土袋
  • Paper envelopes lined with bubble wrap
  • Resealable pouches (most)
  • 六块环
  • 真空密封袋

塑料袋, 电影s, and wraps cannot be recycled in your blue bin, because they tangle in the equipment used to sort single-stream recyclables. Instead, bring them to the District 转移 Station.

成本

电影的塑料 & 塑料袋

Items must meet acceptance criteria

  • 住宅:不收费
  • Business (limit 1 cubic yard per week): $10 per load
  • Business only, baled: $50 per bale

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