You can not recycle plastic cereal bags through curbside recycling. They belong to a plastic category called “film”, which can get stuck in recycling machinery, making them hard to process. Lastly, cereal dust residue poses a recycling contamination hazard. Throw them in the trash.
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
Where To Recycle
1) Use Recycling Locators: Locate HDPE, LDPE, PP, or Plastic Cereal Bag specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK). Search based on the RIC symbol and the item name.
2) Plastic Bag & Film Drop-off: Look for a plastic film/bag recycling facility near you that might accept your plastic cereal bags.