Can You Recycle Plastic Dry Cleaning Bags (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Plastic dry cleaning bag with a symbol on the top right indicating it is not recyclable

You can not recycle plastic dry-cleaning bags using your curbside recycling program. Plastic dry-cleaning bags fall under the plastic film category, which is notorious for jamming expensive recycling machinery and getting stuck in the sorting phase. Only specialized recycling programs equipped to handle film-type plastics might accept it.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): LDPE #4

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 LDPE Plastic recycling symbol RIC #4 used in plastic dry cleaning bags

Where To Recycle

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

2) Find a dedicated plastic dry cleaning bag (film) recycling spot using their locator. (US only)