Good news for recyclers (and the earth): Strongsville residents can now place all kinds of plastics at the curb for recycling.
Previously, only plastics 1 and 2 were accepted.
But Jennifer Milbrandt, the city's coordinator of natural resources, said Republic Waste is remodeling its Oberlin plant and will now be able to recycle clean plastic containers numbered 1-7.
Leave them at the curb with your other recyclables.
Plastics 1 and 2 include water and juice bottles, milk jugs, shampoo and detergent containers and salad dressing bottles.
According to the Green Business Bureau, higher-numbered plastics include things like yogurt containers, garden hoses, plastic shopping bags, bread bags, shrink wrap, prescription drug containers, ketchup bottles, margarine tubs, styrofoam (egg cartons, plates, packing peanuts, etc) and CDs.
Many household plastics are marked with a number inside a triangular symbol.