You can recycle all HDPE Number 2 labeled plastic items through your curbside recycling program. Otherwise known as High-Density Polyethylene, this resin is used in sturdy bottles, crates, and other everyday items. It is 100% recyclable, but remember to properly prepare HDPE items before discarding them in the recycling bin.
*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.
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Where To Recycle
- Curbside Recycling: The most effective way to recycle HDPE #2 plastic (or any HDPE 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.
- Use Recycling Locators: Locate HDPE-specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK).