How to Recycle Plastic Jugs
Most plastic jugs and bottles are 100 percent recyclable. Find a location to recycle plastic jugs and bottles using our recycling locator at the end of this article.
Plastic #1 and #2 are the most commonly used forms of plastic in bottled water containers – and the most commonly collected. Plastic jugs and bottles are lightweight, durable, flexible and, yes, at times controversial.
Frequent Plastic Jug & Bottle Recycling Questions
This means that many recycling programs will tell you what shape of plastic they accept vs. what types of resins they accept. Some shapes that are often used to describe plastics include wide-mouth, ridged and clamshell.
In addition to bottles and jugs, a growing number of communities are collecting and recycling plastic tubs, trays and lids. But keep in mind that mixing the wrong types of materials can lower the quality of the recycled material. So make sure you understand what types of containers your program accepts.