28 Mar Can I recycle biodegradable/ compostable products?
Compostable/ biodegradable plastics and paper products cannot be recycled, even if they indicate #1. Biodegradable/ compostable plastics are often made with corn starch or vegetable oil and they cannot be recycled because the starch or oil additive compromises the qualities of recycled plastics, these types of plastics are considered a contaminant. Compostable plastics and paper goods are able to be composted in industrial scale composting plants (often found in larger cities). Teton County does not yet have the capabilities for this type of industrial composting. It is best to reduce and reuse the need for these materials at this time.