Recycle rigid plastic bottles, jugs, jars, tubs, cups, trays and containers marked with the # 1 through #7 in the recycling symbols in the Denver Recycles program. Please empty all liquids and food when possible. Remove plastic caps, lids, straws and foil tops as these items are not accepted for recycling.
The resin identification code isn't required by federal law and is absent from some pieces of plastic especially those that aren't easily recyclable like dishes, toys or bottle caps.
Remember, only plastic containers with a resin code of #1 through #7 are is accepted for recycling in the Denver Recycles program.
The Denver Recycles program accepts food and beverage cartons. Please empty all liquids and food and remove plastic caps and straws (they are not accepted for recycling). Do not flatten cartons before recycling.
For questions on if a specific material is recyclable in your purple cart, please contact us at 311 (720-913-1311) or DenverRecycles@DenverGov.org.
|CONSERVES NATURAL RESOURCES|
|LOWERS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS|
|REDUCES THE NEED FOR NEW LANDFILLS|
|REDUCES AIR & GROUNDWATER POLLUTION|
|CREATES JOBS & REDUCES DISPOSAL COSTS|