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NO! The recyclable labeling is misleading. Plastic air pillows, bubble wrap and Styrofoam, etc. cannot be recycled in municipal recycling programs, including ours.
Local grocery stores and large retailers that take back and recycle plastic bags may take the air pillows and bubble wrap. Check with store manager on what is acceptable at their plastic bag dropoff.
There are no local options to recycle most foam packaging which is coded #6 inside the "recycling" symbol.
NO, the metal hangers damage recycling sorting equipment and we have no market for the plastic hangers.
Most scrap yards will recycle metal hangers. You can visit Earth911 and search “metal hangers” to find the closest scrap yard location. You can also try to other options listed below:
Unfortunately, at this time, we are unaware of any programs that recycle plastic hangers. Other than finding creative ways to reuse them, they should be put in your household trash.
New Shredded Paper Guidelines
The boxes from frozen foods have various types of coatings which cause problems when paper mills try to separate the fiber (paper) layer. They are unlike the shelf stable cartons used for boxed juice and broth and the refrigerated cartons for milk and orange juice, which are coated with a single layer of polyethylene.