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How to dispose of plastic cutlery

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 Plastic cutlery


Put plastic cutlery in the black cart as garbage.

This includes:

  • Forks, spoons and knives
  • Straws
  • Stir sticks

Why can't this be composted/recycled?

Even though plastic cutlery may have a recycling symbol 1-7 or be labelled as "compostable", they are still garbage. Plastic materials are not accepted in the green cart because these items do not breakdown quickly enough during the composting process at our facility. Plastic cutlery is too small to be sorted properly at the recycling facility.

Plastic cutlery


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