Just over a year ago, I posted an article about recycling beyond the blue bin. Back then, you had to mail your yogurt containers to Cortland, as there was no pick-up point in Syracuse or in Cortland, for that matter. At last, we can get rid of all those yogurt containers we’ve been saving up:
These containers, like many others, are made of #5 plastic. According to the OCCRA site, you can now recycle these:
Wide-mouth plastic tubs, including:
- yogurt cups
- butter tubs
- Cool Whip containers
- cream cheese tubs
- cottage cheese tubs
- some take-out containers
Check the bottom for a #5 symbol to be sure.
The #5s that go in your blue bin are recycled into new products like other #5 containers, flower pots, buckets, thermal long underwear, reusable grocery bags, etc.
Yaay! No more yogurt containers on the back porch!