Know Your Numbers

Have you ever wondered what the numbers or recycling symbols mean at the bottom of plastic bottles or containers? Most household plastic containers and bottles have a recycling symbol containing a number, ranging from 1 to 7. These markings provide information about the chemical used in the plastic, such as how un-biodegradable the plastic is. While plastics 1 and 2 represent the vast majority of household containers, check with your town or city to see which plastics are recycled in your area. If you have a choice, choose the product made with easy-to-recycle and safe packaging. Check out our infographic to learn more about recycling numbers and the corresponding containers. 

Covanta Know Your Numbers

Proper Ways to Dispose of Potentially Hazardous Household Items

Many items found in your cabinets, garages and under the sink should not be thrown away with regular household garbage, as these items can be hazardous to the environment or even our health. Read and share this infographic to learn how to best dispose of or recycle items in your home.  For specific guidance in your location, call your town or city.

Recycling poster 2015