Can You Recycle Plastic Meat Trays (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


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

You can not recycle plastic meat trays through curbside recycling. They are mostly made of Polystyrene, a non-recyclable plastic, and they are a source of food contamination which can ruin the whole recycling batch. Throw it in the garbage or look for a specialized recycling program.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): PS #6

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 PS Plastic recycling symbol RIC #6 used in plastic meat trays

Where To Recycle

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