I will now be mailing my #5 plastics to:
Preserve Gimme 5
823 NYS Rte 13
Cortland, NY 13045
This is a program called Preserve Gimme 5, which recycles #5 plastics. Their research has shown that "the benefits of keeping #5 plastics out of landfills and remaking them into new products outweigh the environmental impacts of shipping them back to us." To reduce the environmental impact of the process, they ask that you mail them in large quantaties in a recycled box by ground shipping.
(You can also drop #5s off at Whole Foods and other locations, but we don't have Whole Foods around here.)
I would urge everyone to take part in this cool program. As a human being- especially one in a developed country with recycling facilities- there is no excuse for negligence in regards to such an important and undemanding initiative.