HDPE NATURAL BOTTLES

Any whole, blow-molded, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE, #2) containing the ASTM D7611 "#2 HDPE" resin identification code that is unpigmented, and was generated from a curbside, drop-off or public or private collection program. All bottles should be free of contents or free-flowing liquids and rinsed.

Product: Bottles only

Source: Post-Consumer material

Contamination: Total contaminants should not exceed the percentages, by weight, as defined by the HDPE bale grade. HDPE Bale Grade A: >95% total HDPE fraction by weight with only 5% contaminants allowed. HDPE Bale Grade B: 94%-85% total HDPE fraction by weight with only 6%-15% contaminants allowed. HDPE Bale Grade C: 84%-80% total HDPE fraction by weight with only 16%-20% contaminants allowed. 

TECHNICAL ASPECTS

Including closures (caps, lids, and rings) on bottles is acceptable. Removal of closures is also acceptable. No more than 2% of the following individual items are allowed:

  • Non-dairy pigmented HDPE bottles

  • Paper or cardboard

  • Any other non-HDPE rigid plastic container

  • Liquid residues

  • Packaging, including PET #1 and LDPE #4

  • Aluminum

  • PP #5, PS #6, and Other #7

  • Injection-molded HDPE based cups, tubs, other wide-mouthed containers or non-bottle HDPE materials

The following contaminants are not allowed at any level:

  • Bulky Rigids

  • Any plastics with PLA or Forming Agents

  • Wood, glass, oils, grease

  • Rocks, Stones, Mud, Dirt

  • Medical and Hazardous waste

  • Any plastic bags or film from any resin PVC in any form

  • Metal