Hard-to-recycle plastics accepted, free, on September 16th
- Eric Norberg
- The Bee - Features
You can recycle those plastics not accepted in the curbside weekly recycling program, and without charge, on Saturday, September 16th, 8 am till 1pm at the new 'PCC Southeast Center' campus at S.E. Division and S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses.
Master Recyclers will collect plastic material that cannot be recycled curbside, including buckets, food tubs, plastic bags, lawn furniture, nursery pots, and trays. Master Recyclers cannot accept items that CAN be recycled curbside, so save those for your weekly collection. Also NOT accepted in this plastic roundup are Styrofoam, PVC pipe, food-contaminated plastic, recording tape, plastic with metal inside, and small toys.
Agri-Plas, a recycler located in Brooks, Oregon, will process the collected plastic for recycling into new products. Past Master Recyclers plastic roundup events successfully diverted eleven tons of plastic from the landfill.
Separate plastic into the following categories:
* Plastic bags
* Plant pots and trays
* Miscellaneous plastics with numbers on them (please have them sorted by number ahead of time)
* Miscellaneous plastics without numbers (caps and lids, CDs, CD cases, straws, lawn/patio furniture, kids' toys (think Big Wheels!), pet igloos, laundry baskets, kiddy pools, and more. . . 'bring it, we'll try to take it'
* Reusable plastic items.
For more information visit the Internet website: www.masterrecycler.org.