Plastic bottles and jugs numbered 1, 2 or 5 that are rinsed with lids removed are recyclable in most curbside recycling programs in York County. To verify what plastic items are recyclable in your municipality, contact them directly.
Plastic bags, film, lids and Styrofoam are not recyclable in York County curbside bins or recycle drop-offs. Plastic bags and film can be recycled at many retail stores in York County – for more information click here. Some plastic lids can be recycled through mail – for more information click here. Dart Container Company in Lancaster, PA has a drop-off recycling center for Styrofoam – for more information click here.
In addition, plastic bowls, cups, cutlery, plates, cases, toys and decorative items are not recyclable in in York County curbside bins or recycle drop-offs. If these items are unused and in good condition, they can often be donated. An internet search such as “donate toys York PA” will show organizations that accept these items for donations. These items can also be disposed of in the regular garbage.