Willamette Towers

Plastic Recycling Standards

The latest news on what can and cannot be recycled

Please be aware that Sanipac/Ecosort takes only THREE kinds of plastic:

  • drink bottles
  • tubs
  • jugs.

The following items CANNOT be recycled and should be included in your trash:

  • lids
  • caps
  • plastic bags (which gum up the sorting machines)
  • TV dinner trays
  • clamshell takeout containers
  • miscellaneous plastic stuff- plastic wrap, plastic tableware, plastic dishes or cups and prescription medicine bottles.

When people throw these other kinds of plastic into recycling, Ecosort spends our money removing them—and throwing them into the landfill!