Can You Recycle Plastic Disinfecting Wipes (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Plastic disinfecting wipes with a symbol on the top right indicating it is not recyclable

You can not recycle plastic disinfecting wipes through curbside recycling. They are usually made from a mix of cotton and polyester plastic (PET), making them extremely hard to separate and process. Not only that, but they get easily stuck in machinery, causing problems during recycling.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): PET #1

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 plastic disinfecting wipes

Where To Recycle

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