Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been storing my paperboard packaging containers in a milk crate as research for an upcoming post. When I emptied the crate into my blue bin last night, I noticed that the resin identification code was a #2. That means the crate is made from High Density Polyethylene, and can be recycled here in Charleston! In order to recycle #2 plastics like this, you must take them to a drop site location – the curbside guys will think it’s trash if you put it in your blue bin with your plastic bottles.

But lets face it, who’s going to be recycling a milk crate? This has to be one of the most reusable containers ever produced by humans, but it’s nice knowing they have a place to go when they’re worn out. Happy recycling everyone!

Check out the Surprising Recyclables archives for more.



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