Angel of Shavano Recycling announced Thursday that as of May 15 it will no longer accept plastics numbered 3-7.
Angel of Shavano CEO Mickey Barry said the change is because of a market collapse for those types of plastics. The collapse is partially related to an international ban on some of those plastics, he said.
“Unfortunately, due to our location and the value of the materials, we cannot justify the collection of 3-7 plastics,” Barry said.
He said Angel of Shavano will still be able to receive plastic Nos. 1 and 2 at the drop sites in Chaffee County. The number will usually be found on the bottom of the container.
Angel of Shavano is searching for other ways to divert 3-7 plastics from the landfill, Barry said.
At the drop sites in Chaffee County, Angel of Shavano is accepting cardboard, paper, newspaper, glass bottles and jars, tin and aluminum (no scrap metal) and plastic containers Nos. 1 and 2 (usually twist-top bottles and clamshell containers).