Plastic Bottles and Jugs

“This plastic has a recycle symbol on it. Why can’t you recycle it in your bins?”

Great question! As you may start noticing, the district is rolling our new signs and labels at various sites in Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne Counties. This is part of a new strategy to assist the public and helping us all to RECYCLE RIGHT.

 In the past, some have used the numbers to determine whether something can be recycled. This is not the case anymore. Nor does the recycling symbol on a material mean that it can recycled in our bins. More on this in our next blog!

We are working with our partner, Kimble address contamination. Here are a few things to consider when recycling your plastics:

1) Make sure that you are only putting a plastic bottle or plastic jug in our bin with the cap still on the item. Plastic bottles and jugs must have a “neck and shoulders” to be recycled.

2) Make sure the items are Clean, Dry, and Empty! A quick rinse to get that food, sugary liquid or other substance out of your plastic bottle or jug can make all the difference in the world.

3) We don’t expect you to waste tons of water or time on your recycling. We simply just ask that you give your item a quick rinse.

4) Follow our labels instructions to ensure your recycling doesn’t end up in the landfill! 

Lastly, below you will find the appropriate label with our instructions. For additional information on other materials to recycle, visit and visit to further assist you in your recycling efforts. If you have any questions, give us a call!

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