Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO
Seattle does not recycle by number or symbol. Clean rigid plastic food packaging such as yogurt containers, deli containers, bottles, jugs, and microwave trays are all accepted. Clean plant pots and certain bundled bags (grocery, dry cleaner, and newspaper) are also accepted.
However, many types of plastic cannot be recycled in the curbside bin, such as toys, plastic molding around electronic equipment, CD jewel cases, rubber, and molded plastic parts, etc.
Non-food related consumer plastic parts and packaging are usually garbage.
Some plastic items can be donated and reused if still working, such as toys and tableware. Bicycle inner-tubes can be taken to bicycle stores for recycling.
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