Can I put plastic packing material from cardboard boxes in my recycling?

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.


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1. Who should recycle?
2. Can I put plastic packing material from cardboard boxes in my recycling?
3. Can I put metal and plastic hangers in curbside recycling?
4. Since I can no longer put my shredded paper in my recycling, what can I do with it?
5. Why can’t I recycle the boxes from frozen foods?
6. Why should I recycle?
7. I want to recycle, but do I have to spend time removing all those staples?
8. Does it help to flatten my aluminum cans?
9. Should I separate all my magazines, newspaper, junk mail, and cereal boxes into separate paper bags for recycling?
10. Can I recycle wrapping paper from holidays and special occasions?