Our system was previously only able to accept transparent plastic bottles in the Eugene commingle recycling bin. Plastic drink bottles and milk jugs are still accepted, but as of June 1, 2022, all #1 and #2 plastics including jugs (such as for milk, vinegar, or bleach), plastic jars (such as mayonnaise jars, peanut butter, or Clorox wipes), and plastic bottles (like beverages, shampoo, hand soap, or spray cleaner) are accepted in the commingle recycling.
- Check the City of Eugene’s Waste Prevention web page for any recycling questions you have.
- Absolutely do not put plastic bags of any kind in your recycling container at home. Putting them in the recycling bin causes major problems at the sorting facilities – it gets caught up in conveyors, and they must stop and pull them out. That not only costs money, but it’s also dangerous for the workers. Check your local grocery store for bag collection options.
- Do not place plastic lids, clamshell take out containers, flower pots, plastic buckets or any other item that is not accepted in the commingled recycling bins.