Can You Recycle Plastic Blinds (And How)

Fact Checked
Photo of author
Written By Georgios Sinis


Plastic window blinds with a symbol on the top right indicating it is not recyclable

You can not recycle plastic blinds through curbside recycling. They are made mainly of PVC (#3), otherwise known as Polyvinyl Chloride, a resin type that is extremely hard to process, even for specialized facilities. Throw your plastic blinds in the garbage bin. 

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): PVC #3

Please note: Recycling guidelines may vary depending on local regulations and facilities. The information provided here is intended as a general guide and may not apply to your specific location or item. Always check with your local recycling center or municipal authority for the most accurate and up-to-date recycling information in your area.

Typical RIC Symbols Used

Showing the PVC Plastic recycling symbol RIC #3 commonly used in window blinds

Where To Recycle

Use Recycling Locators: Locate PVC or Window Blinds specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK). Search based on the RIC symbol and the item name.