Compass Plastic Recycling

Compass Plastic Recycling

Did You Know...

Recycled materials can return to the marketplace in as little as 30 days

29% of recycled HDPE bottles go into making new bottles

Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.

The first real recycling program was introduced in New York City in the 1890s

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We team with industries to dispose of plastics in the most efficient way possible and keep plastics from going to landfill.  Below is a list of plastics we recycle and some example products.

PET (1)
(polyethylene terephthalate) is clear or slightly tinted and has a high melting point: soft drink bottles, peanut butter and salad dressing jars, sheeting for microwave food trays.
 
HDPE (2)
(high density polyethylene) - is translucent or colored: milk jugs, juice bottles, water and detergent bottles, margarine tubs, bleach, lotion, shampoo, and bubble bath bottles, crates, pallets, totes, and bins.

PVC (3)
(polyvinyl chloride): has a shiny surface and sinks in water - vegetable oil and shampoo bottles, laundry detergent containers, cooking oil bottles, window cleaning products, and fresh meat wrappers.

LDPE (4)
(low density polyethylene): margarine tubs, coffee can lids, and wrapping films.
 
PP (5)
(polypropylene): squeezable jelly, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles, yogurt tubs and caps and closures.

PS (6)
(polystyrene): Styrofoam containers and clamshells.

Other (7)
This category includes Polycarbonate, ABS, Acrylic, Nylon, or composites of 2 or more resins.