Can You Recycle Plastic Salad Bags (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


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

You can not recycle plastic salad bags through curbside recycling. They are categorized as “plastic film”, basically thin transparent plastic that easily jams recycling machinery. Also, most salad bags don’t even have resin identification symbols. Throw them in the garbage bin or look for a film-specialized drop-off location.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): LDPE #4

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 used in plastic salad bags

Where To Recycle

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

2) Plastic Bag & Film Drop-off: Look for a plastic film/bag recycling facility near you that might accept your plastic salad bags.