Can You Recycle Plastic #7 (Other) (And How)

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Written By Georgios Sinis


Item made of Number #7 RIC "Others" Plastic with a symbol on the top right indicating it is not recyclable

You can not recycle most “Other” Number 7 labeled plastic items through your curbside recycling program. This plastic type is not a single resin but the sum of all resins outside the 1-6 category. Out of all #7 plastics, mainly Acrylic and Polycarbonate are recyclable.

Disposal Method: Garbage Bin
Plastic Types (#): Other #7

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 Symbol Used

Showing the plastic recycling symbol RIC #7 used in "Others" plastic items

Where To Recycle

Use Recycling Locators: Locate “Others” specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK).