Recyclability Reference

This reference chart is a general summary of our Recyclability Reference Chart, which shows the recyclability of different packaging types in the United States. For more information, please contact us.

Recyclability Reference Summary

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*Plastic Bags, films & wraps: Store Drop-off

Opportunities for recycling plastic bags and film are available at most grocery and many other retail stores. This “Store Drop-off” label may be used instead of the Not Yet Recycled designation for these packages if the following criteria are met:

  • HDPE (#2) or LDPE (#4) only (no hard plastic or string handles)
  • Non-metalized
  • No degradable additives
  • No bio-based or compostable bags
  • No paper labels
  • No food or cling wrap, pre-packaged food bags (e.g., frozen food bags, prewashed salad bags), or heavily printed film (more than 5% by weight)
  • Must include “Recycle if Clean & Dry” message

Please reference www.plasticfilmrecycling.org for additional information.