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#5 and Other Plastic Tubs, Containers, and Filters Voluntary Take-Back Programs

  #5 plastics and Brita filters

UPDATE: You can now recycle all rigid plastics, including #5, along with your metal, glass bottles & jars, and beverage cartons.

Another way to recycle these items is through voluntary take-back programs. Preserve Gimme5 program leaving NYCWasteLess is a partnership between Preserve, Stonyfield Farm, Organic Valley, and Brita to collect and recycle number 5 plastics leaving NYCWasteLess (like some yogurt cups, hummus tubs, and other food containers) and Brita® pitcher filters leaving NYCWasteLess.

These items can be recycled via the Preserve Gimme5 program leaving NYCWasteLess by bringing them to a participating Whole Foods location leaving NYCWasteLess or Green in BKLYN leaving NYCWasteLess.

Terracycle Brigades leaving NYCWasteLess are available for a variety of products that are sold using rigid plastic packaging, such as personal care products, cleaning products, and dairy products. Manufacturers of these and other materials have partnered with Terracycle leaving NYCWasteLess to collect these materials. Schools, community groups, and individuals can sign up for Terracycle "brigades" and begin getting credits for recycling these materials.

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