Petroleum (oil) and natural gas are the main raw materials needed to make most plastics. By recycling our plastics we are reducing our dependency on non-renewable fossil fuels.
Santa Fe has recently updated the program to allow recycling of ALL plastic containers regardless of number. Please make sure that your containers are rinsed, caps are recycled with bottles and that you do not crush your containers.
We currently do NOT accept plastic bags and styrofoam for recycling.
Plastic bags can be recycled in most supermarkets in Santa Fe and these systems accept a wide variety of bags for recycling including: newspaper bags, fruit/veggie bags, frozen plastic bags, sandwich/storage bags and most types of flexible plastic with a #4 printed on it. See the list below for specific locations.
Where can I recycle it?
Plastic is stamped with a recycling symbol and number to help the plastic industry tell the plastic types a part. To learn more, read about the resin identification code.
#5 plastic (yogurt tubs)
3550 Zafarano Drive, Santa Fe
3251 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe
600 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe
3542 Zafarano Drive, Santa Fe
2308 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe
2110 South Pacheco Street, Santa Fe