Can You Recycle Plastic Frozen Food Trays (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Plastic frozen food tray with a symbol on the top right indicating it is recyclable

You can recycle plastic frozen food trays using your curbside recycling program. They are usually made of PP (#5) plastic, a recyclable resin that is not widely accepted, but its recycling rate keeps improving. Prepare the tray by removing any plastic film and washing it thoroughly to remove contaminants.

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

*Might require preparation before recycling

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 Symbol Used

Showing the PP Plastic recycling symbol RIC #5 used in plastic frozen food trays

Where To Recycle

  1. Curbside Recycling: The most effective way to recycle plastic frozen food trays is through your curbside recycling program.
  2. Use Recycling Locators: Locate PP specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK).