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Products Made from Recycled Plastics


You probably use numerous products made from recycled plastics that you did not even realize were recyclable. These types of items are grouped into two categories: recycled #1 plastics and recycled #2 plastics. You should bring all your plastics to Ranch Town Recycling Center Inc. in San Jose so more of these products can be produced. The most typical recycled #1 plastic is soda bottles; these items can be recycled and made into:

  • Polar fleece
  • Backpacks
  • Carpet
  • Sleeping bag insulation

Recycled #2 plastics include milk jugs, detergent bottles and juice bottles. These materials can be recycled and made into:

  • New bottles
  • Play sets
  • Frisbees
  • Containers
  • Buckets
  • Stadium seats
  • ​Plastic lumber
The advantages of plastic recycling are not some abstract concept you will never benefit from. You probably use these items on a somewhat frequent basis, so it is in your best interest to recycle all your plastic materials. This will convert them into everyday items people use, and you will be helping the environment in the process.

Upcycling in San Jose, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and Milpitas

In addition to taking your plastic, we also accept numerous other types of recyclable materials, including metal, glass, aluminum and copper. If you have a question about whether or not we take something, you can call us at 408-292-3333 to speak with one of our experts. We have been helping the community since 1996, and people all over San Jose, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and Milpitas regularly visit us to drop off their recyclables. Whether you are a frequent visitor or a first-time recycler, now is as good a time as ever to become more proactive with recycling.