University of Arizona


All #1 through #7 "non-film" plastics can be recycled, with the exception of Styrofoam food containers. This includes #1 PETE and #2 HDPE drink bottles, yogurt cups, plastic cups and bowls, other "non-foam" plastic food containers, and other plastics marked with recycling numbers 1 through 7. This includes detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, dish soap bottles, water jugs, 5-gallon office cooler jugs, 5-gallon buckets, milk crates and plastic picnic coolers.

Large block-type Styrofoam (EPS #6) plastic used for shipping electronics and other equipment is acceptable. Please collect it in a separate bag and place inside or beside a blue recycling bin for pick-up.

*PETE= polyethylene terephthalate

*HDPE = high density polyethylene