Plastic containers

Recyclable plastic containers

Examples: Cooking oil • Detergent bottles • Milk jugs • Soda bottles • Tub containers (such as yogurt, cottage cheese and butter tubs) • Clamshell and other to-go containers • Cups

How clean do your recyclables need to be? Recycling standards are getting stricter. The market is requiring high-quality materials. Bottles and containers need to be empty of food and liquid. Instead of using clean tap water, rinse recyclable containers in used dishwater, or wipe with a gently used paper towel or napkin (which can then be placed in the green organics bin).

The well-recognized “chasing arrows” symbol we see on plastic containers and products does not mean the product is recyclable. The little number inside the triangle tells the real story.

Within each chasing arrows triangle, there is a number which ranges from one to seven. The purpose of the number is to identify the type of plastic used for the product, and not all plastics are recyclable or even reusable. There are numerous plastic-based products that cannot break down and cannot be recycled.

Plastic resin codes

Related topics:

See Curbside Services: Blue Cart
See CA Redemption Value (CRV) to redeem money for CRV plastic bottles
See Plastic - rigid items

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Locations

Location pin 76 Gas Station (Brambila Recycling)

370 Sebastopol Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

NotesDrop-off and buyback: California Refund Value (CRV) only.

Location pin Annapolis Transfer Station (Disposal and Recycling)

33549 Annapolis Rd.
Annapolis, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: bottles (leave caps on), containers, clean clear plastic clamshell containers, cups No rigid plastics (e.g., animal carriers, barrels, ice chests, irrigation/plumbing pipe (PVC, HDPE, ASP, corrugated), lawn furniture, play structures for children, storage bins/boxes)

Location pin Central Disposal Site

500 Mecham Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesDrop-off: bottles (leave caps on), containers, clean clear plastic clamshell containers, cups No rigid plastics (e.g., animal carriers, barrels, ice chests, irrigation/plumbing pipe (PVC, HDPE, ASP, corrugated), lawn furniture, play structures for children, storage bins/boxes)

Location pin Guerneville Transfer Station (Disposal and Recycling)

13450 Pocket Canyon Dr./Hwy. 116
Guerneville, CA 95446

NotesDrop-off: bottles (leave caps on), containers, clean clear plastic clamshell containers, cups No rigid plastics (e.g., animal carriers, barrels, ice chests, irrigation/plumbing pipe (PVC, HDPE, ASP, corrugated), lawn furniture, play structures for children, storage bins/boxes)

Location pin Healdsburg Transfer Station (Disposal and Recycling)

166 Alexander Valley Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448

NotesDrop-off: bottles (leave caps on), containers, clean clear plastic clamshell containers, cups No rigid plastics (e.g., animal carriers, barrels, ice chests, irrigation/plumbing pipe (PVC, HDPE, ASP, corrugated), lawn furniture, play structures for children, storage bins/boxes)

Location pin Petaluma Recycling Center

315 Second St.
Petaluma, CA 94952

NotesONLY California Refund Value (CRV) only.

Location pin Sonoma Transfer Station (Disposal and Recycling)

4376 Stage Gulch Rd.
Sonoma, CA 94956

NotesDrop-off: bottles (leave caps on), containers, clean clear plastic clamshell containers, cups No rigid plastics (e.g., animal carriers, barrels, ice chests, irrigation/plumbing pipe (PVC, HDPE, ASP, corrugated), lawn furniture, play structures for children, storage bins/boxes)

Location pin West Coast Metals, Inc.

470 Caletti Ave.
Windsor, CA 95492

NotesDrop-off and buyback: California Refund Value (CRV) only.