Ask “Recycle”: Can I recycle beverage cups?
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Q: Can I recycle beverage cups, tops and straws? The cups have a number five triangle marked on the bottom.
A: Yes, you can recycle all three—the cup, the straw and the top. Plastic marked with triangle numbers one through seven can be placed in any all-in-one recycling bin on Argonne’s campus.
Plastic drinking straws are made from plastic numbers two or five. Cold drink lids are not typically marked but are made from plastic number six. Cups are usually marked, so check for the triangle. As long as it’s marked numbers one through seven, you’re good to go.
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