Do all plastics with recycling numbers go in the mixed recycling?

In addition to transparent plastic bottles, we are currently accepting #1 and #2 plastic jugs (such as for milk, vinegar, or bleach), plastic jars (such as mayonnaise jars, peanut butter, or Clorox wipes), and plastic bottles (like shampoo, hand soap, or spray cleaner) in the commingle recycling. This means that these plastics are now accepted for recycling if they are rinsed and lids and spray pumps are removed.  NO pill bottles or small (under the size of a tennis ball) plastic containers are accepted. 

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1. What should I do with bulky items?
2. Where can I recycle electronics?
3. Where should I put hazardous waste?
4. Does Styrofoam go in the comingled recycling bin?
5. Can I recycle compostable flatware such as a fork?
6. Do I need to pay attention to the symbol with the recycling number that appear on plastic items?
7. What happens to our recycling after it’s picked up by the haulers?
8. Are plastic flower pots recyclable?
9. Can lids of any kind go in the recycling?
10. Can cardboard go in the mixed recycling bin?
11. Is rigid plastic, like the hard plastic packaging around electronics products, recyclable?
12. Do all plastics with recycling numbers go in the mixed recycling?
13. Can plastic bags go in my recycle bin?
14. Can clear clamshell containers go in my mixed recycling bin?
15. Why is contamination in recycling containers so bad?
16. Can leaves go in the recycling?
17. How can I dispose of food waste in an environmentally friendly manner?