Plastic #7 (Other)

Put in Recycling Cart/Bin

Acceptable #7 plastics include bottles, tubs and jars.  Plastic pallets and compostable/biodegradable plastics go in the garbage container.  Other types of plastic #7 such as Legos go in the garbage unless you can donate them.  

Bottles, Tubs and Jars OK

You can put plastic #7 bottles, tubs and jars in your recycling.

bioplastic

Biodegradable Plastic Is Not Recyclable

Vegetable-based plastics such as PLA are often labeled as plastic #7, but they are not recyclable. Find out what to do with biodegradable bags and compostable cups, plates & utensils.

Did You Know?

PLA Plastic vs. PET Plastic

PET plastic is a petroleum-based plastic while PLA plastic is a bioplastic typically made from fermented plant starch. While PET plastic can be easily recycled, PLA is more difficult to recycle and requires a special facility in order to be composted. Before disposing, avoid contaminating your recycling by double-checking whether your item is PET or PLA and the current disposal instructions for that material.