Recycle Right

Paper and Plastic Cups

Unfortunately, plastic and paper cups are made of materials that are not recyclable with your residential recycling in Franklin County. As a result, these items should NOT be put into your residential recycling bin or drop-off container but should be disposed with your residential trash.


Most paper cups are coated with a thin layer of plastic, which makes them incompatible with other paper items, and the type of plastic used in disposable plastic cups is not accepted for residential recycling in Franklin County.

  • Whenever possible, use a reusable cup. Many coffee shops will give you a discount for bringing in your own reusable cup!
  • Consider participating in a mail-back program that accepts cups for recycling.  For example, Terracycle’s Solo Cup program.

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