Can You Recycle Plastic Yogurt Cups (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Plastic yogurt cups with a symbol on the top right indicating they are not recyclable

You can not recycle plastic yogurt cups through curbside recycling, but certain specialized recycling programs might accept them. Plastic yogurt cups are made of Polypropylene plastic (#5), a resin type with an extremely low recycling rate. If you can’t find a specialized recycling program, throw them in the trash.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): PP #5

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 yogurt cups

Where To Recycle

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