Expanded Recycling for Plastics

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The Town of Eastham now accepts Plastics 1 - 7 for recycling at the Transfer Station (previously the Town accepted only Plastics 1 and 2). The Plastic code number can be found within the triangle on the item.

Recycling these items is good for the environment, reduces our Country's demand for the oil used to make virgin plastic, and saves Eastham residents tax dollars.

When plastic is thrown in the trash, Eastham pays to transport and dispose of the items at SEMASS. When the plastic item is recycled, a vendor picks up the plastic at the transfer station at no cost to the Town.

Recyclable Examples

Examples of recyclable 1 through 7 plastics include:

  • All beverage bottles
  • All bottles with necks
  • Bathroom (shampoo, mouthwash)
  • Containers - please rinse well
  • Cups (no Styrofoam)
  • Household cleaners (dish detergent, glass and kitchen cleaners)
  • Kitchen (Cooking Oil, ketchup, mustard, syrup) Laundry (detergent, bleach, fabric softener)
  • Milk, juice and water jugs (caps can be left on once they are cleaned)
  • Plates
  • Soap bottles
  • Sherbet tubs
  • Tub lids
  • Yogurt containers

Non-Recyclable Examples

Examples of plastics that are not recyclable include:

  • Containers with hazardous contents (e.g. motor oil, brake fluid, etc)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Buckets with wire handles attached

Information on recycling can be obtained from the DPW at 508-240-5973.