Can I recycle biodegradable/compostable products?

Compostable/biodegradable plastics and paper products cannot be recycled, even if they indicate Number 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.

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1. Can I recycle biodegradable/compostable products?
2. Can I recycle food containers (i.e. salad containers, berry containers) that are labeled Number 1?
3. Where can I recycle fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, cell phones and bear spray?
4. Can I recycle paperboard (cereal boxes, beer containers) or egg cartons?
5. Can I recycle plastic packaging and wrap?
6. Do I need to clean out my containers before recycling?
7. Do I need to destroy my files before recycling my computer?
8. Does Teton County recycle clothes?
9. How do I dispose of electronics? Do I have to pay?
10. How much is Jackson Hole recycling?
11. Is Jackson Community Recycling part of the county? Is it a non-profit?
12. What does the recycling logo mean on plastics?
13. Which costs more - recycling or sending trash to the landfill?
14. Why can’t I recycle number 3 through 7 plastics?
15. Why do I have to separate my recyclables?
16. Why do recycling practices differ from city to city?
17. Can I recycle pizza boxes?