Can You Recycle Blister Packs (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Blister pack with a symbol on the top right indicating it is not recyclable

You can not recycle blister packs through curbside recycling. Since they are coated with aluminum, wax, or other materials that are considered contaminants and can’t be easily separated, they are not accepted in any recycling facility. Throw them in the garbage bin.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): PET #1, 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 PET Plastic recycling symbol RIC #1 used in blister packs
Showing the PVC Plastic recycling symbol RIC #3 used in blister packs

Where To Recycle

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