No motor oil, anti-freeze, pool chemical, or other hazardous waste containers
PVC (Number 3) Plastic Bottles
Health and beauty-aid bottles
LDPE (Number 4) Plastic Containers
Ice cream tubs
Miscellaneous dairy product containers
PP (Number 5) Plastic Containers
Cottage cheese containers
Sour cream containers
Miscellaneous condiment bottles
Other (Number 6)
Please note that Polystyrene products (PS Number 6) are not considered recyclable through the curbside recycling program. These items are commonly referred to as food grade (styrofoam cups and plates) and packaging grade ("peanut" packaging). Plastic grocery bags are also not recyclable through the curbside program. Please do not bundle recyclables in your bin using plastic bags.
Some of the reasons that these items are not allowed in the curbside program include: limited to non-existent markets; collection contamination when commingled in recycling bins; material incompatibility (flame retardant vs. non-flame retardant); and extreme negative value associated with the recycling of these materials.
Some alternative ways of recycling these materials are available to residents. Major grocery stores offer their own plastic bag recycling programs. Some mailing/packaging chains (such as Fed Ex, UPS, etc) may accept clean styrofoam packaging materials for reuse.
For More Information
If you have any questions regarding recycling or concerns which you would like to share, please contact Flood Brothers at (630) 261-0400 or the Village of La Grange at (708) 579-2313.