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
Due to changes in international markets for rigid plastics we can ONLY accept rigid plastics #2 (HDPE) and #5 (PP). Fortunately, these plastic represent the vast majority of rigid plastics. Rigid plastic items listed below that are neither #2 or #5 must be discarded with your regular refuse. We appreciate your cooperation.
What Can Be Recycled?
WE CAN ONLY RECYCLE RIGID PLASTIC #2 (HDPE) AND #5 (PP)
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 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.