Rumpke Recycling accepts plastic bottles in its residential recycling programs. The bottle must have a small mouth with a base wider than the mouth.
Typical bottles include milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles and contact solution bottles. Plastic bottle lids are accepted if screwed back on the empty bottle.
More Details about Recycling Plastics:
Unacceptable plastic materials:
Any plastic not in the shape of a bottle is not acceptable in Rumpke Recycling's residential programs, such as:
- Plastic bags (i.e. grocery bags)
- VHS tapes
- Butter tubs or whipped topping tubs
- Plastic plates, cups and utensils
- Food trays, like the ones from frozen meals
- Toys or plastic wrappers/packaging
- Film containers
- Oil jugs
- Medical sharps or medical waste
(Do not place medical sharps or medical waste inside of recyclables. For example, plastic containers being used to dispose of sharps should be placed in the garbage only and are not recyclable. They may place employees who are sorting the material at risk of serious injury.)
After Rumpke Recycling collects recyclable materials, they are brought to and processed at one of our Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF). At the MRF, recyclables are separated by category and prepared for their respective markets. Materials are then shipped to manufacturers who recycle them into new products.