Plastic Recyclable FAQs

We resumed plastic collection. We will only be taking plastic Thursday from 9AM-4PM. If you cannot make it that day, please call and make an appointment. Please see below for details.

What We Collect

#1 (PETE) and #2 (HDPE) are the most common types of recycled plastic. Look for the triangle with a number stamped on the bottom of any bottle, container, or bag to determine the type of plastic.

#1 and #2 Plastic

We now accept #1 and #2 plastic. This includes plastic bags, bubble wrap, #1 and #2 plastic bottles and containers, and miscellaneous bottle caps. 

  • All recyclables must be clean: No food or liquid residue!

  • Rinse/dry/remove lids from all plastic bottles and containers

  • Please separate the #2 plastic bags, #2 plastic bottles, #1 plastic bottles, #4 plastic bags, plastic containers and plastic lids.

  • We will take #6 and #7 plastics, but small quantities!

Dropping Off The Recyclables

  • 18 Germay Dr. Wilmington, DE 19804

  • Organizations (schools and businesses) are required to schedule a time for drop offs.

We Do Not Take:

Aluminum

Glass

PVC Plastic (#3)

Wood

Styrofoam

Unsanitary

Acrylic