Red Deer County News

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Now Accepting Plastics #1 to #7

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Red Deer County is now accepting Plastics #1 to #7 at all recycling locations.

Plastic #1 (polyethylene terephthalate/PET):
Common types include beverage bottles, medicine jars, combs, bean bags and rope. Once recycled, PET is used to make tote bags, carpet and more.

Plastic #2 (high density polyethylene/HDPE): 
Common types include milk containers, shampoos and conditioners, soap bottlers and detergents. Once recycled, HDPE is used to make plastic lumber, fencing and more.

Plastic #3 (polyvinyl chloride/PVC):
PVC is commonly used for plumbing pipes – please note that Red Deer County only accepts household materials. Once recycled, PVC is used to make flooring and other industrial grade items.

Plastic #4 (low density polyethylene/LDPE):
Common types include plastic cling wrap, sandwich bags and squeezable bottles. Recycled LDPE is used to make furniture, garbage cans and more.

Plastic #5 (polypropylene/PP):
Common uses include Tupperware, syrup bottles and prescription bottles. Recycled PP is used to make rakes, battery cables and other durable items.

Plastic #6 (polystyrene/PS):
Most commonly known as Styrofoam, typical items include coffee cups, plastic cutlery and packing foam. Recycled PS can be made into insulation and licence plate frames.

Plastic #7 (miscellaneous):
Polycarbonate and polylactide are included in this category. Common uses includes compact discs and large water bottles with multiple gallon capacity. When recycled, these plastics make plastic lumber.

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