Plastic FAQ’s

Q. Do I need to take the caps and lids off plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs?

A. No – please leave caps and lids on your plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs. Empty, cap and recycle!

Q. What plastics can I recycle?

A. We accept rigid plastic bottles and containers generated from the kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Rigid Plastics acceptable from those areas are Bottles, Jugs, Tubs, Cups and Buckets (kitty Litter and or bulk laundry detergent for example). Please DO NOT place Plastic Bags, Film / Wrap Plastics or Styrofoam (cups, cartons, trays or packaging) of any kind in your recycle cart. Do not place bottles, containers or any item generated from Garage, Shed or Yard in your recycle cart.

Q. Do I have to rinse out my containers?

A. No – You do not have to rinse out bottles or containers containing liquids. Just empty, cap and recycle! If the container holds a sauce or product thick like pudding, please rinse out the container

Q. Can I recycle an empty container that contained a household cleaner?

A. Yes – Please rinse container thoroughly, replace the cap and recycle

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How Do I Know What To Recycle And What's Waste?

Service FAQs

Your recycling container is picked up on the same day you set your waste container out.

Your recycling container has a yellow lid. On the lid is a label that shows what recyclables are acceptable and what not to place in your recycle container

To get a second cart please contact us at (918) 582-1147

Other Recycling FAQ’s

No – Styrofoam is not acceptable. 

No – Plastic bags or film plastics such as bread bags or dry cleaner bags are not acceptable in the recycle container. Please return plastic bags to retailer or grocer. Go to to find a drop off location near you

No – All electronic waste (if it has a cord, runs on batteries or winds up) is not acceptable in your recycle container. You can recycle your electronics at the following locations:

  1. Natural Evolution – (918) 836-2995 / 
  2. the M.e.t. – (918) 584-0584 /  (call to find out which recycling depots accept electronic waste)

No – Due to the design and purpose of a furnace filter, it is not recyclable

Several items in the bathroom can be placed in your recycle container

  1. Shampoo and conditioner containers
  2. Toothpaste box
  3. Toilet tissue roll
  4. Air freshener or hair product aerosol cans
  5. Mouthwash container
  6. Empty medication containers

It would take approximately three minutes for your recyclables to be separated by our automated equipment. Recyclables are processed at rates between 36,000 to 40,000 thousand pounds per hour. For this reason, it is important that only acceptable recyclables listed on the lid of your recycle container or refrigerator magnet are placed in the recycle container