Doesn’t the recycling symbol with the three arrows mean I should put it in my bin or cart?

No. Believe us, we wish it were that simple, but manufacturers make it confusing by using this symbol on their products no matter where they are sold and no matter what it actually means! It is often used as a frame around the number that indicates which plastic resin was originally used to create the product, and sometimes just to indicate that the product was made from recycled materials — it does not mean you can recycle it in Rhode Island. The only way to know what to recycle in Rhode Island is to download our guidelines or watch our how-to videos.

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