Recycling is mandatory as per Wisconsin Statues and City Ordinance. Recycled bottles help to make hundreds of everyday products including fleece jackets, carpeting, lumber for outdoor decks, kayaks--even yo-yos!
Plastics We Recycle
How to Prepare Plastics for Recycling
Remove lids (they are a different form of plastic than 1 PETE and 2 HDPE). Rinse and crush plastic containers. Crushing the plastics helps create more space within your recycling container. How do I prepare other recyclables? »
Place plastic recyclables in your regular green recycling bin. Plastics are picked up every other week at the same time as your other recyclable items.
Do You Need Another Recycling Bin?
If you do not have enough room for all of your recyclables in one bin, you can obtain additional recycling bins for $8.00 each at two convenient locations:
||#1 PETE - Polyethylene Terephthalate
Common forms: bottles for soft drinks, water, juice, sports drinks, mouthwash, ketchup, and salad dressing; food jars for peanut butter, jelly, jam, and pickles
||#2 HDPE - High Density Polyethylene
Common forms: bottles for milk, water, juice, cosmetics, shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergents, and household cleaners
Plastic shopping bags may be taken to several local retailers to be recycled; containers for shopping bags can usually be found near store entrances. Please do not place plastic bags in your recycling bin for pick up. There are other forms of recyclable plastic that the City of La Crosse does not recycle at this time.
- Public Works Dept.; City Hall, 5th Floor; Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Recycling Dept.; 2000 Marco Dr., Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Download our handy Plastics Recycling brochure for even more information.
If you have any questions, contact the Recycling Dept. at (608) 789-7508.