Can You Recycle Plastic Eggs (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


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

You can not recycle plastic eggs through your curbside recycling. Plastic eggs (including plastic easter eggs) are small items that recycling machinery cannot process. They will be filtered out during the sieving process. Throw them in the garbage bin.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): LDPE #4, 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 LDPE Plastic recycling symbol RIC #4 sometimes used in plastic eggs.
Showing the PP Plastic recycling symbol RIC #5 used in plastic eggs

Where To Recycle

Use Recycling Locators: Locate Plastic Egg, PP #5, or LDPE #4 specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK). Search based on the RIC symbol and the item name.