All Divisions of Recycle Ann Arbor will be closed on Monday, May 27th, to observe the Memorial Day holiday. Curbside Recycling Pickup will be delayed by one day and run until Saturday.

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Milk cartons

Milk cartons can be plastic jugs or aseptic rectangular cartons. Plastic jugs labeled #2 (HDPE) and aseptic containers (commonly labeled TetraPak) are accepted in curbside recycling carts and at the Drop-Off Station and Recovery Yard. Caps must be tightly screwed back on the jug or carton to be recycled. Do not put loose caps in curbside carts. 

Accepted milk carton types

Recycle Right!

Cartons must be empty, clean, and dry. Secure plastic caps tightly back onto both plastic and aseptic containers. Do not put loose plastic caps in curbside recycling carts. Loose caps are too small to make it through the recycling sorting process and will drop through the cracks of the machines, resulting in them being treated as trash and not recycled. Screwing caps back on the carton ensures they get recycled!

Plastic Caps accepted vs not accepted image

Choose Zero Waste!

Reuse and repurpose unavoidable cartons for non-food storage. Find ways to reduce plastic usage, switch to a reusable water bottle, opt for bar soaps, shampoos, and laundry detergent sheets, buy in larger quantities, and choose brands that use paper or cardboard packaging.

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