How to Recycle #5 Plastics

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Finally, a simple recycling solution for your yogurt cups, hummus tubs and other #5 plastic containers! Number 5 containers are those plastic containers with the wide mouth openings, unlike their recyclable counterparts with small mouth opening such as water bottles and detergent containers.  Unfortunately recycling facilities servicing Clermont County don’t accept wide mouth plastic containers for recycling.

Preserve created the Gimme 5 program to offer a simple way to save these plastics and make sure they have the opportunity for renewal. They collect and recycle #5 plastics to drive systemic change in the way consumer products are made, used and handled at the end of their lives. In doing so they “close the loop.”


With the Preserve Gimme 5 program, you can enjoy the many great products that are packaged in #5 plastic, save them up, clean them out and drop them off at a participating retail location—or mail them back to Preserve for recycling. And they also partner with Recyclebank, a company that rewards people with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, just for taking everyday green actions. So, with Gimme 5, you can get rewarded for recycling your #5 plastics!


Ready to start recycling your #5 plastics? Visit the Whole Foods in Mason to drop off your #5 plastics or you can still mail your #5 directly to Preserve by­ clicking here.


So, to recap—by recycling your #5 plastics through the Preserve Gimme 5 program, you are:

  • Saving plastic from being sent to landfills
  • Keeping it local by recycling it here in the USA
  • Powering Preserve by helping us transform your recyclables into new Preserve toothbrushes and razors
  • Earning Recyclebank Points that can be redeemed for discounts and deals at local and national businesses

Stonelick Twp. Junk Days, May 1st & 2nd, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Clermont County Fairgrounds, accepting tires for recycling from non commercial entities.  

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