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tubs & lids

Any whole Polypropylene (PP, #5), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE, #2), and/or Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE, #4), container generated through a positive sort from curbside, drop-off or other public or private recycling collection program. Tubs are containers that have a neck or mouth similar in size to its base. Lids are caps that have a fastening feature other than threads. Examples include: yogurt cups, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs, cold drink cups.

Source: Post-Consumer material generated from a curbside, drop off, or other public or private recycling collection program. 

Contamination: Total contaminants should not exceed 10% by weight.


The following levels of contamination are allowed: 2% maximum acceptable

  • Metal

  • Paper/Cardboard

  • Injection-molded HDPE #2

  • PET #1

  • Any plastic containers or packaging including PET #1, PVC #3, PS #6, Other #7

  • Liquid or other residues

The following contaminants are not allowed at any level (zero percent allowed)

  • Any plastic bags, sheets, or film

  • Wood, glass, electronics scrap

  • Oils, grease, rocks, mud, dirt

  • Containers which held flammable, corrosive or reactive products, pesticides or herbicides

  • Medical and hazardous waste

  • Products with degradable additives

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