Can You Recycle Plastic Olive Oil Bottles (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Plastic olive oil bottles with a symbol on the top right indicating they are recyclable

You can recycle plastic olive oil bottles through your curbside recycling program. They are made of 100% recyclable PET (#1) plastic and are accepted almost universally. Before throwing it in the recycling bin, empty all its contents and rinse it well with water to remove any contaminants.

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

*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 PET Plastic recycling symbol RIC #1 used in plastic olive oil bottles

Where To Recycle

  1. Curbside Recycling: The most effective way to recycle PET #1 plastic (or any PET derivate) is through your curbside recycling program. Being one of the most commonly recycled resin types ensures your municipality recycling center will certainly accept it.
  2. Use Recycling Locators: Locate PET-specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK).