All Kinds of Plastics Now Accepted for Recycling

Strongsville residents can leave clean containers at the curb


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.


Geli Valli January 25, 2013 at 07:31 PM
This is great news! I've been waiting for this to come to Strongsville for a long time.
Mr. Poopypants January 25, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Recycling is too much work. I'm not cleaning out all those containers and sorting them. I'm just going to continue to throw them in the trash. Who cares if it all goes to landfills - I'll be dead before they fill up anyway.
baseballfan January 26, 2013 at 02:13 PM
I also think this is great news. Should all of these still be placed together in the blue bag?
Bob January 26, 2013 at 06:25 PM
No, leave them loose to fly around the neighborhood.
baseballfan January 26, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Thanks for the sarcastic response Bob. What I was asking was is if all of these items could still be placed together in one bag.
Judy F. January 26, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Mr. Poopypants - You are a poor sport. Do you have any children or grandchildren? If so, think of their future on this planet. If you don't have children or grandchildren, remember there are others who do have generations to follow and would like them to have a cleaner earth than what it is now.
Judy F. January 26, 2013 at 07:12 PM
I'm assuming they can all be placed together in one bag -- all glass and plastic -- as you do now.
LeeAnn Narolewski January 26, 2013 at 08:43 PM
Why can't we get recycle bins/cans from the waste company like other cities?
Cassifur January 26, 2013 at 09:36 PM
I agree LeeAnn. When we go to NJ all recyclables(including newspapers) etc are all bundled together in one receptacle marked recycle. If some states can do this, why can't we all?
tom m January 26, 2013 at 10:02 PM
nothing stops you from recycling every last piece of trash you have ...........just dont force your save the planet beliefs on everyone else ................if you want to recycle extra items go ahead an just drive it to a recycling center yourself
tom m January 27, 2013 at 02:08 AM
recycling programs are not free at best cities can recoup 75% of the costs to recycle on top of the normal refuse fees........ and the cities/homeowners have to purchase the recycle bins/cans since they are not provided for free Now LeeAnn if you would like to start a grant and buy everyone in the city a recycle bin I would be more than happy to throw my recyclables in them


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