Plastic Containers

Types of Recyclable Plastic Containers

Here in Peoria, GFL accepts plastics Number 1-5, and 7. Here is a list of some of the most common items you'll find with those numbers.

  • Milk jugs
  • Soda bottles
  • Some water bottles
  • Laundry detergent containers
  • Shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath and body wash bottles
  • Mouthwash bottles
  • Food containers
  • Salad dressing and condiment bottles
  • Yogurt containers

How to Recycle Plastic Containers

When recycling plastics, remember your ABC's.

  1. Always empty, rinse, and dry
  2. Bags go back to the store, not in the recycling cart
  3. Containers Only

Containers Only: Plastic Items that Can't be Recycled

  • Plastic toys
  • Plastic hangers
  • Food storage containers and totes
  • Hoses
  • Bubble and plastic wrap
  • Plastic bags