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State's Largest Municipalities Plastic Collection


Survey of Each State’s Largest Municipality Residential
Plastic Collection Programs
2017 Overview

This survey is conducted via the internet by evaluating each state’s largest municipality’s recycling website information. Conducted to get a sense of how and what plastics are currently being collected, it is by no means a definitive source of information. Below is a brief overview of eight years of survey results. This information also includes Washington DC data, hence the data for 51 programs.

Number of Programs by Type of Municipal Recycling Collection

Municipalities Which Collect Only #1 and #2 Plastics

Municipalities Which Collect #1 – #7 Plastics

Municipalities Which Collect Bulky Rigid Plastics


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