Can You Recycle Plastic Toilet Paper Wrap (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Plastic toilet paper wrap packaging film with a symbol on the top right indicating it is not recyclable

You can not recycle plastic toilet paper wrap through curbside recycling. The plastic wrap used to package toilet papers is made using recyclable LDPE (#4) plastic, but sadly it falls under the category of “film”. Plastic film is only recyclable through specialized facilities because it tends to jam machinery.

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 toilet paper wrap packaging film

Where To Recycle

1) Use Recycling Locators: Locate LDPE or Plastic Toilet Paper Wrap 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 toilet paper wrap.