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Quick guide to recycling

Unsure which plastics are recyclable? Check their resin code!

On most plastic products, you will find the recycling symbol and within the symbol, there is a number ranging from 1 to 7. Although manufacturers use the recycling symbol, not all plastics are recyclable due to current markets and what region you are located in. Remember: everything you recycle should be dry and free of any food residue. To minimize plastic waste, switch to reusables or look at the code before purchasing to ensure recyclabili

This guide is based on City of Carpinteria’s 2024 available program and subject to change in the future. We appreciate everything you are doing to help keep the planet clean! If you have any questions, please contact the Sustainability Division at