Recyclable - A designation for products or materials that are capable of being recovered from, or otherwise diverted from waste streams for recycling. Remember, our first line of defense is to reuse a product and then recycle. Products that are typically recyclable – paper products, most forms of plastic are now able to be recycled – except for Styrofoam. Also, items that are made from a vegetable derivative may need to be composted or will be biodegradable. Aluminum is one of the most common recycled metals. Stainless steel is also recyclable. Many of the totes made from non-woven polypropylene are #5 recyclable.