This reminds me that I need to call the company our HOA contracts with to pick up trash and recycling. Last I heard (this past summer), they only take #1 and #2 plastic (along with other specific items).
Last week, we had a playgroup holiday party and us moms were discussing recycling "rules" in our various neighborhoods. (We started out as a baby hiking playgroup and, thus, live in diverse areas of the county.) The mom who was hosting was talking to her parents who live in a completely different state and found out their area had recently gone to recycling #1 - #7 plastic. She thought to herself that her area is always ahead of their area in this regard, so she called up the company who picks up her trash and recycling and found out they, too, are now picking up #1 - #7. She says she never saw a notice nor could she find it online, etc. She is excited nonetheless, as were the rest of us. LOL We were planning ways to give her all of our #3 - #7 plastics! LOL
I have been in contact with our HOA property management group since the summer regarding recycling (among other things). I spoke directly with the contracted company, also, and received two-sided cards explaining what they take and do not take and shared with the prop. mgmt. company. They have been including the information in our monthly newsletter that goes to every homeowner in the HOA. I noticed a recent notice (November's newsletter) that specified certain things being allowed and certain things NOT being allowed...most notably the request to NOT put plastic bags in the recycling, even when marked with #1 or #2.
However, the company who picks up at my friend's house is the same company who picks up at our house (which is different than the regular company for both areas, to make things really confusing...LOL). We are trying to figure out if there are multiple facilities now since the "rules" used to be the same for all of us (in our playgroup, which included 3 cities and 4-5 trash companies). Perhaps they are capable of taking more, but are increasing it slowly in order to troubleshoot potential issues? I wonder...
In any case, I plan to call on a regular work day to ask questions.