Can You Recycle Plastic Plates (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


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

You can not recycle plastic plates through your curbside recycling. They are usually already made from recycled or low-grade plastic resins, commonly PS (#6), which cannot be processed or recycled further. Throw them in the garbage bin.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): PP #5, 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 PP Plastic recycling symbol RIC #5 used in plastic plates
Showing the PS Plastic recycling symbol RIC #6 used in plastic plates

Where To Recycle

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