All rigid plastics can go in the blue recycling bin, regardless of the number.

San Francisco’s recycling program accepts any “rigid,” solid plastic that holds a shape and is hard to break or crumple with bare hands. This includes:

  • emptied and cleaned plastic bottles
  • plastic tubs and lids
  • plastic cups
  • plastic buckets
  • plant, yogurt, and clamshell containers

Plastic toys can be recycled as long as they have no metal parts, batteries, circuit boards or wiring.

Recycle plastic film  

Plastic film is no longer acceptable in your curbside blue recycling bin, please use to find the closest grocery stores accepting plastic film for recycling.