Some good containers that can be used for bottle recycling include wheeled recycling carts, trash cans, small recycling bins or plastic bags, notes CityofBoston.gov. Individual locations may have their own requirements regarding good containers, especially for curbside recycling. Customers should check their local recycling center before using a particular container to recycle bottles.
Large wheeled recycling carts may be available from a resident's hometown, such as Boston, Massachusetts. These containers have wheels to make them easy to move to the curb when filled. If wheeled recycling carts are not available, residents can purchase a trashcan and convert it to a recycling container. Add a sticker on the side identifying it as a recycling container before placing it on the curb. Many towns may also use small recycling bins. These bins have handles on the side, making them easy to carry to the curb.
Customers should first check that their curbside or other local recycling program will take bottles before obtaining a container to collect them. Many curbside recycling programs will take plastic bottles for recycling, although it can depend on the specific category, notes GoodHousekeeping.com. The most common form, as of 2015, is number one plastic bottles, or polyethylene terephthalate. This is used in many soft drink, beer and water bottles.