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How to recycle plastic containers

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Plastic containers

Recycle clean plastic containers (any color) marked with recycling symbol 1-7:

  • In your blue cart
  • At a community recycling depot

Examples include the following:

  • Liquid detergent and laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Body lotion (no tubes)
  • Mouthwash
  • Shampoo/conditioner bottles
  • Plastic clamshell trays
  • Protein powder containers
  • Yogurt tubs
  • Margarine containers
  • Hand sanitizer bottles (remove hand pump)

Please note: If your plastic container has a hazard symbol on it (flammable, poisonous, etc.), please visit our Chemicals page for disposal instructions.

Community recycling depot locations listed below:

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Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool