Plastic Bottles and Jugs

Plastic Bottles and Jugs

Plastic Bottles and Jugs

Yes, empty plastic bottles or jugs are accepted in curbside single stream recycling programs, and at community single stream recycling drop-off locations.

This includes items like water and soda bottles, shampoo bottles, milk, water and juice jugs, laundry detergent jugs and bleach bottles. Bottles and jugs should be emptied, rinsed and the lid removed. (Lids are too small to be captured at recycling centers.)

Most local recycling processors are only able to accept bottles and jugs for recycling at this time due to China’s recent import ban on mixed plastics. This ban has limited the types of plastics that can be recycled nationwide. Please support recycling by not putting other types of plastic into your recycling container. If you do, it will likely have to be sorted out as trash.

Akron Recycling Program
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The City of Akron offers residential curbside single stream recycling, and yard waste collection during the fall.

Phone: Dial 3-1-1 or call 330-375-2311

Looking for a recycling center near you? Check out our Recycling Center Drop-Off map.