Bulky Plastic Items
Large, bulky 100% plastic items that are too large for curbside recycling are accepted at ecopark during all operating hours.
- Plastic Bins
- Milk Crates
- Plastic Lawn Furniture
- Large Kids Toys
Items with metal, fabric or components other than plastic must be dissassembled! Currently a restriction on the scrap plastics market has caused shipments of bulky plastic material from recyclers, like the ecopark, to be rejected and landfilled because of the presence of metal, fabric, paper and trash. In order to ensure that our bulky plastic material is recycled, we need to increase the quality of our outgoing material and ensure that only 100% plastic materials are included.
Items like car seats that contain metal and fabric components need to be disassembled, and only the plastic parts should be included in the ecopark bulky plastic container. Similarly, toters, toys and all other multi-material items must be stripped of metal and fabric components at home prior to bringing to the ecopark for recycling. If any of these items are in good condition please donate them instead of recycling. Hoses of any kind and vinyl siding are not considered bulky plastic, will cause a load of recyclables to be rejected, and are therefore NOT accepted.
Plastic toys without any metal, electronic, or battery components are accepted in bulky plastics recycling. Consider donation instead if the item is in good condition.
Single Use Plastics
Single Use Plastics are NOT recyclable curbside or at the ecopark and should be placed in the trash.
- Coffee Pods (K-Cups)
- Plastic Straws
- Plastic Utensils
- Plastic Cups/Solo Cups
Due to their small size and diversity of plastic resin types, these materials cannot be properly sorted at the recycling plant. These items should always be disposed of in the trash. Use reusable items instead to reduce waste.