You can recycle plastic tubs typically made from recyclable materials like polypropylene (PP) #5 or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) #2 through your curbside recycling bin. However, black-colored tubs, tubs made of PP #5 plastic, and oversized bulky tubs may require specialized recycling.
*Might require preparation before recycling
Please note: Recycling guidelines may vary depending on local regulations and facilities. The information provided here is intended as a general guide and may not apply to your specific location or item. Always check with your local recycling center or municipal authority for the most accurate and up-to-date recycling information in your area.
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Where To Recycle
- Use Recycling Locators: Locate specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK).
- Donate to thrift shops: A very creative way to get rid of your excess plastic tubs is to donate them to a thrift shop. I am sure they will gladly take them from you for free.
- Give them away on FreeCycle: If you just want to give them away, you can always use the FreeCycle website and create a post for free.
- Recycle Through Walmart: Recycle your plastic tubs through the Walmart community recycling hubs. Keep in mind your tub might not fit in the recycling bin entrance if it is too big.