Our local garbage service's info about what can and can’t be recycled is next to worthless. Do you have up to date info as to what plastics can be recycled, as well as information about how to recycle plastic bags and styrofoam here in Benton County?
- Plastic film recycling - there's a barrel at most big grocery stores. the kind of plastic film that crinkles when you wad it up must be put in the trash. I'm thinking of the kind of plastic that flower bouquets are wrapped in at the grocery. Film for recycling must be empty, clean and dry.
- Other plastics - only plastics that are formed into jugs or bottles. That is to say, containers that are narrower at the top, the mouth of the container, than they are at the bottom. Things like milk jugs or laundry soap jugs can be recycled. Yogurt, cottage cheese or spreadable butter tubs marked number 5 can be, others not. Nor can the clear kinds of plastics that stores like Costco pack apples into. All plastic containers must be empty, clean and dry.
- First Alternative Coop recycles Styrofoam at the south Corvallis store, for a fee.
- Cardboard and office paper are still recyclable.