Can You Recycle Plastic Candy Wrappers (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Plastic candy wrapper with a symbol on the top right indicating it is not recyclable

You can not recycle plastic candy wrappers through your curbside recycling program. Sadly most plastic candy wrappers are coated with a thin film of aluminum that can not be separated during recycling. Not only that, but they are too small for most mainstream recycling machinery to handle.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): PP #5

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 PP Plastic recycling symbol RIC #5 used in plastic candy wrappers

Where To Recycle

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