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Ask SSC Q. Can I recycle plastic fruit baskets?


Plastic Fruit Basket

A: Dear Darleen,

Yes. We accept a variety of plastic containers, including plastic containers that fruit comes in.
Here is a list of other plastics we accept for recycling and how to prepare them:

Bottles, Jugs, Caps & Rings

Cups, Jars, Tubs, Pails, Buckets & Lids

(max. bucket size for curbside pick-up is 1 gal. with metal handles removed. For info on recycling buckets larger than 1 gallon click here.

All colors and numbers accepted. Labels OK. Remove lids and caps and recycle loose in bin. Rinse container CLEAN and recycle loose or nested together. FLATTEN bottles.

Recycle plastic containers used for these types of products:

Beverages, dairy products, deli foods, sauces/condiments, cooking oils, soaps, detergents, cleaners (kitchen, laundry & garage), snack foods, frozen foods, storage/freezer containers, hair/body care, health/medicine, single-serve cold beverage cups/lids, hot beverage lids, caps and rings.

NO Styrofoam, plastic pumps, tableware/utensils, toys, foam rubber, insulation or any plastic containers that held potentially hazardous materials.

Plastic Plant Pots and Trays, Hinged Containers and Blister-Type Packaging

Please brush pots and trays clean.

Plastic Film, Bags, Wrap, Sheeting and Tarps

Drop Off Recycling Option Only: Bellingham Recycling Center & Transfer Station—1001 Roeder Avenue (corner F & Roeder). Hours: Monday—Friday 8AM - 5PM. Fee charged. For more info click here.

Business customers: Convenient, low cost pick-up service is available.

For questions or more info: email or call (360) 734-3490. Connect with us on Facebook /sscinc and Twitter @sscinctweets or visit us online at


About Sanitary Service Company (SSC)

Established in 1929, SSC is Whatcom County's largest recycling and garbage collection service provider, serving 45,000 + customers from Bellingham to Blaine and beyond. SSC was named the 2012 Green Business of the Year by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber and is a sustaining member of Sustainable Connections, a Toward Zero Waste Founding Pioneer, 100% Green Power Leader, 5-Star EnviroStar, BizCycle Silver bicycle-friendly business and Whatcom Smart Trips employer. For more info visit Connect with us: Facebook/sscinc and Twitter @sscinctweets.








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