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Disposal options

Not all plastic is created equal. We recycle some plastics in Chittenden County; others must go to the landfill for now. Here are some common plastics that have different disposal options:

BAGS (SHOPPING / GROCERY)

FILM / WRAP

FOOD & DRINK CONTAINERS (RIGID)

PLANT POTS

BOTTLE CAPS

HANGERS

DURABLE GOODS

OIL & HAZARDOUS FLUID CONTAINERS

 

Notes

Recycling fees apply

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Plastic containers & packaging

Disposal options

  • Put single-use rigid plastic containers and packaging in your recycling bin. This includes most containers and packaging such as bottles, jugs, yogurt containers, dairy tubs, and clear plastic hinged takeout containers. Large lids (like those on yogurt and margarine tubs) are also OK to put in the blue bin.
  • Accepted at all CSWD Drop-Off Centers except Burlington and by all haulers offering curbside recycling in Chittenden County.

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

  • Minimum size: 2” on any 2 dimensions (i.e. 2″ tall AND 2″ wide)
  • Maximum size: 24″ (2 feet) in any dimension
  • Plastic motor oil and transmission fluid bottles are NOT accepted for recycling; place in regular trash
  • Styrofoam, plastic toys, and plastic bags are NOT accepted
  • Black plastic is not accepted
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