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Recycling Update: New Materials Accepted

Posted on February 15, 2024 at 11:09 AM by Kaitlynn McCumiskey, Ontario County Recycles




We have some exciting changes to what is accepted with your household recycling to share with you. Thermoform plastics are now accepted. These are clear plastic packages that include berry containers, salad containers, and clamshell containers.


Clear plastic cups are also now accepted with your household recycling. These are cups you might get an iced coffee or other to-go beverage in when you are out and about. Colored plastic cups, like the typical red kind, are not accepted at this time.


What changed? A few things. One is new technology being utilized at the Materials Recovery Facility that allows the sortation of these materials. Second, there have also been upgrades at the plastic processors that allow them to more effectively process this material to be turned into new products.


It always important to remember that recycling changes, what is and is not accepted can sometimes be updated. We’ll keep you informed on our website and by articles on our blog. You can find both at OntarioCountyRecycles.org.

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