Learn About Recycling in Tucson

Recycling By The Numbers

You've probably seen the recycling logo stamped on plastic items, often with a number inside and letters underneath. What do these elements signify? Recycling Plastics...
What can I recycle
and what’s not recyclable?
Click here to see which items The City of Tucson Environmental Services accepts and does not accept.   This pdf file is in English and in Spanish.

You can also call :

Recycling info:  791-5000
Customer Service  791-3171

Remember, before you buy something, check the bottom.

Okay, the PDF above shows the typical items that can be recycled, but what about…

Swiss Navy – yes, it has a # 1 on the bottom.

ID Glide       – no, it has a # 3 on the bottom.

Wet             – no, it has a # 3 on the bottom.

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For those of you who work out, protein powders usually come in large plastic containers.  Check the bottom for the triangle.  Tucson recycles numbers 1 and 2.

Muscle Milk – yes, it has a number # 2 on the bottom.

After you’ve read your favorite gay Tucson and gay Arizona magazines/newspapers, remember to recycle them too. 
Computer Stuff:  Take it to the Los Reales Landfill, they have a special drop spot available.  Ask when you get there.  The address is 5300 E Los Reales Rd.  It is near the interstate 10 at Craycroft.  Craycroft turns into Los Reales headed south from I-10.
Recycling by the numbers:  What do those numbers mean in the middle of the recycle logo and which ones are accepted at the Tucson recycling center?
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