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#1 of 5 Old 07-10-2008, 06:20 PM - Thread Starter
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I've noticed that a lot of plastic containers have the little recycle logo on them with a number that I assume refers to the type of plastic it is.

I have assumed that if it's not labelled like that, it's not recyclable. Is that incorrect?

What unlabelled plastic, if any, can I recycle?

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If its not labeled, i wouldn't put it in your recycle bin.

Further you want to check with the recycling company because they don't all recycle all plastic types (ours only does #1 and 2)
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You can check online for many places.

Ours also only accepts #1 and #2 plastic for recycling (as far as plastic goes).

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yes the number does refer to the type of plastic.
sadly to my knowledge places will not take it unless it has a recycling sign and most places are particular on which numbers they take. But look online and find out info....that is what I did when wanted to recycle a broken plastic kiddie pool.

I found out what kind of plastic it was (by research)...sadly their are not a lot of places that recycle that kind yet.

I find other ways to recycle or reuse said things...such as some schools have recycling rooms in which they take yogurt containers and such
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