Recycling Plastics 3-7

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amanda04
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Does anyone know of a location locally where you can drop-off plastics 3-7, including styrofoam?
RecycleCSTX
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TAMU Drop-Off accepts all types of plastic, with the exception of styrofoam. You may find take-back options for packaging material, but you should ask shippers (FedEx, UPS, etc.) in advance.

I am not aware of any locations in the Brazos Valley Region that accepts styrofoam.
Jetty
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I did not know TAMU drop off accepted those numbers. Great info! Can we also drop off plastic film- is that what it's called? Like shopping bags? Thanks!!
95_Aggie
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Most big grocery stores recycle plastic shopping bags
Jetty
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Thanks, but I was wondering about the film .. not plastic bags directly. I use reusable but I volunteer at the church pantry and most of the cases of cans are wrapped in plastic. I was wondering if that's ok to put in the TAMU drop off recycling bin.
K2T2
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Jetty said:

Thanks, but I was wondering about the film .. not plastic bags directly. I use reusable but I volunteer at the church pantry and most of the cases of cans are wrapped in plastic. I was wondering if that's ok to put in the TAMU drop off recycling bin.

Grocery stores will take plastic film, here's the exact text from HEB's website:

"In addition, we provide in-store [it's actually right outside the store where you'd pick up a cart] recycling for plastic bags, newspaper sleeves, outer wrap, 6-pack rings, and dry cleaning bags."

Its sounds like the plastic film you're talking about would be covered under outer wrap!
Jetty
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PERFECT!!! Thanks!!!
UmustBKidding
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Most of the recycling containers at HEB have 4 icons, bags and three others. Every HEB I have been to has the other 3 Xed out with what looks like sharpie. Know the one at tower point has that. Don't know if corporate sanctioned but looks like they don't want anything but bags.
amanda04
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Thanks for the info RecycleCSTX!

We have a box that we purchase every couple of months to send off non-locally recyclables, so I guess we'll just keep putting styrofoam in there, but this helps a lot!
Jetty
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Tell me about this box please!? Where do you get it?
amanda04
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You have to be REALLY committed to recycling for these boxes.

https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/zero_waste_boxes

We buy the all-in-one box, so you can throw pretty much anything in there. (https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/zero_waste_boxes/no-separation) It has cut down on our trash immensely. This week, we didn't even have a full bag of trash for trash day.
Jetty
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Very cool! Thanks!
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