#5 (PP): butter and margarine tubs, yogurt containers, screw-on caps, and drinking straws
# 6 (PS): often incorrectly referred to as foam cups or packing materials, a Dow Chemical brand trademark, the category includes cutlery, plates, foam coffee cups, egg cartons, meat trays, and yogurt containers
(Other): Squeezable syrup and condiment bottles and some microwave food trays
These identification codes are often on the bottom of the plastic container encircled by three chasing arrows
Remove plastic tops from the plastic containers being recycled and rinse the containers with water
Crushing containers will help save space while storing them.
Recycling one ton of steel:
Saves 642 kWh of energy
Saves 1.8 barrels (76 gallons) of oil
Saves 10.9 million Btu's of energy
Saves 4 cubic yards of landfill space
Steel Recycling Tips
Prepare steel cans for recycling by rinsing them with water to remove any food residue
To save space, remove both ends of the steel can and crush flat
Labels may be left on the cans and will be removed during the recycling process.