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Plastics #1, #2, & #5

Plastic #1 PET or PETE (Polyethylene Terephthalate)

The City of Ann Arbor accepts all #1 bottle and tub-shaped containers in the curbside recycling program. #1 bottle shapes are accepted in other recycling programs throughout Washtenaw County. Non-bottle shapes of #1 PET are less commonly recycled. If your hauler is not Recycle Ann Arbor (who accepts this), check first.  

COMMON PRODUCTS (MARKED/ LABELED): Plastic beverage containers (soft drink, water, and juice bottles, etc.), plastic food containers (peanut butter, salad dressing, etc.) 

REUSED IN THESE RECYCLED CONTENT PRODUCTS: Food and beverage bottles and containers, fleece wear, polyester, carpet, luggage

Plastic #2 HDPE (High-density polyethylene)

The City of Ann Arbor accepts all #2 bottle and tub-shaped containers in the curbside recycling program. All #2 plastics of any size, shape or color are accepted at the Drop-Off Station as well as these public locations throughout Washtenaw  County. #2 bottle shapes are accepted in most curbside recycling programs in Washtenaw County. Non-bottle shapes of #2 HDPE are less commonly recycled, so check with hauler before recycling. Empty, clean and dry #2 shopping bags can be dropped off at our Drop-Off Station and several grocery stores throughout the County, including Kroger and Meijer. 

COMMON PRODUCTS (MARKED/ LABELED): Consumer product bottles (shampoo, conditioner, liquid laundry detergent, vitamin, motor oil and similar bottles). Grocery/retail bags.

REUSED IN THESE RECYCLED CONTENT PRODUCTS: Bottles, pipes, buckets, crates, flower pots, floor tiles

Plastic #5 PP (Polypropylene) 

The City of Ann Arbor accepts bottle and tub shaped #5 plastics in the curbside recycling program. #5 plastic is not generally collected with most recycling programs in Washtenaw County. Clean and dry #5 PP caps may be recycled at the Drop-Off Station.  

COMMON PRODUCTS (MARKED/ LABELED): Yogurt and margarine tubs, prescription medicine bottles, some food bottles (ketchup, etc.)

REUSED IN THESE RECYCLED CONTENT PRODUCTS: Landscape borders, auto battery cases, oil funnels

We do not accept #3, #4, #6 or #7 plastics in the curbside recycling program.

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