Rules have recently changed and the Monroe County Recycling Center (MCRC) now accepts plastic containers numbered 1 through 7. That means your yogurt cups and margarine tubs will be recycled into sustainable products instead of ending up in a landfill. Click HERE for a complete listing
of MCRC recycling guidelines. Please note some waste haulers are not customers of the MCRC and are not required to participate in this recycling expansion. Customers should contact their hauler to confirm what is accepted.
What about plastic bags? Except for clear bags used to contain shredded paper, plastic bags and wrap are not allowed in your curbside recycling bin, but you can recycle them at major retailers such as Wegmans, Tops, Walmart, etc. Many other kinds of plastic bags/wrap – such as clean produce, drycleaning, and bread bags – should also be recycled at your local retail store. Even plastic liners from cereal boxes and plastic packaging wrap can be recycled. Click HERE for a listing of what can and cannot be returned to the store for recycling. If you would like a downloadable guide to plastic bag and product wrapping recycling, click HERE. Information courtesy of plasticbagrecycling.org and Monroe County Recycling Center.