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Can you Recycle Plastic Jugs in Philadelphia?
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Can you Recycle Plastic Jugs in Philadelphia?

I was just wondering if the hard plastic milk crates that pint cartons of milk, iced tea and such come in, can be recycled?

– JUGS’ trying to figure it out

Plastic containers come in a large variety of shapes and sizes, so it can be confusing, JUGS. That’s another perfect question for Where Can I Wednesday.

Can plastic milk or ice tea cartons be recycled?

To make the answer simple, yes. These cartons are most commonly made from high density polyethylene (HDPE), which is plastics #2. These plastic cartons are currently recyclable in Philaelphia’s single-stream recycling.

Unsure of what else can and cannot be recycled in Philadelphia? Download our recycling guide for free here.

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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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