What does the symbols (1-7) on plastics means?

It is the resin identification code, which denotes what type of resin the piece
is made from. Here are the seven (7) different types:

  1. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE), water/juice/soda bottles
  2. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE),
    milk/detergent/shampoo jugs
  3.  Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC),
    film packaging, rigid containers
  4. Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), grocery
  5. Polypropylene (PP), food
  6. Polystyrene (PS), cups/to-go containers
  7. OTHER (mixed resins), containers, other plastic products

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1. How much garbage does each resident produce?
2. Why do I need to rinse and sort out my containers?
3. Why do I need to sort my materials before I drop them off?
4. What does contamination mean and why is it important to follow recycling guidelines?
5. Why won't you accept my aluminum pet food cans?
6. Where can I take my plastic grocery bags?
7. Why won't you accept glass bottles?
8. Where can I take my tin cans?
9. How can I dispose of my light bulbs?
10. Why can't you accept my materials if I live in Delta Junction or elsewhere outside the Borough?
11. Is recycling at the CRF free?
12. What happens to the materials after being dropped off?
13. Why don't you accept plastic to-go boxes with the #1 PETE?
14. What does the symbols (1-7) on plastics means?