Franklin County, Massachusetts
Bulky Rigid Plastics
Plastic items larger than 2.5 gallons are too bulky to be recycled in municipal recycling, but can now be collected separately for recycling at our "Clean Sweep" bulky waste collections. Acceptable items include 5-gallon pails (metal handles OK), plastic lawn furniture, plastic trashcans and recycling bins, laundry baskets, plastic toys (no electronics), plastic dish drainers, storage totes, milk crates and plastic pet carriers. Large yard toys, plastic shelving, play structures and kiddie pools (rigid, not inflatable) will be accepted as long as they measure less than 4 feet in any direction: if longer than 4 feet, residents will have to dismantle or cut these items into smaller pieces before bringing them to the collection. Empty and clean plastic plant pots and nursery trays will be accepted, but not the crinkly 4- and 6-packs that seedlings come in. All rigid plastic items must be empty, rinsed if needed, and free of soil, rocks, and liquids.
Unacceptable items for bulky rigid plastic recycling include Styrofoam, PVC pipe/tubing, vinyl siding, fencing,oolboxes, hoses of any kind, pesticide/chemical containers, and plastic films or bags.
Franklin County Solid Waste Management
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