Philadelphia's residential recycling program expanded this week to include plastic containers with any number in the little recycling triangle on the bottom.
Previously, the city picked up plastics only with the numerals 1 (such as soda bottles) and 2 (milk jugs, shampoo).
Examples of items in the new categories are:
3: Rigid plastic containers and juice bottles.
4: Plastic tubs and lids from butter, margarine, or similar products.
5: Yogurt containers and deli trays.
6: Plastic cups, plates, and takeout containers.