Madison Residents can recycle many mixed rigid plastics items.
If items are still usable, please consider up cycling your items at second-hand stores. This helps extend the life of plastic items, keeping them out of our landfills as long as possible. Learn more here
What Can Be Recycled?
NO METAL / NO WOOD / NO WIRES / NO BATTERIES
Plastic buckets NO metal handles
Plastic milk/soda crates
Plastic laundry baskets
Plastic lawn furniture
Plastic landscape items such as edging
Plastic totes- any size NO metal
Plastic drums- any size Food Grade ONLY, No chemical containers
Plastic pet carriers No Metal
Plastic closet organizers
Plastic dish drainers
Plastic flower pots and plant trays No soil
Plastic traffic signs
Empty garbage cans- any size No Metal
Plastic waste baskets
5 gallon water bottles
Note: Metal handles, axles, etc. must be removed by the customer. The metal can be recycled in the scrap metal area at the drop off sites.
All items should be rinsed and any lose soil, dirt, etc. removed.
What Items Cannot Be Recycled?
Rigid plastic items #3 (PVC)
Plastic Film (Grocery bags & Stretch film)
Flexible Water Hoses
Where Do I Recycle This Plastic?
This material must be brought to one of our two full service drop off sites. Those sites are: