We are glad to accept your #5 recycling by mail, though before you participate, we encourage you to check on the availability of #5 municipal recycling services in your area.
To make this mail-in recycling program as environmentally-friendly as possible, we encourage you to reuse a box and pack it densely, and if possible, ship by ground. Although packing densely is important, we ask that you do not cut up your plastics as this makes it difficult for our team identify and sort #5s. Also, we ask that for items like yogurt cups that may have a “shrink sleeve” or paper label, that you remove the shrink sleeve or paper label before mailing. Out of an abundance of caution in the era of COVID-19, we also ask that in addition to your #5 plastics being clean and dry, that you let your box sit for 7 days before bringing it to the post office.
Please ship to:
Preserve Gimme 5
823 State Route 13
Cortland, NY 13045-6574