Are poly mailers recyclable?
Our poly mailers are made with 100% polyethylene material and are identified by recycling code 4, but the symbol is not printed on the bags.
Recycling code #4 is often not accepted at curbside recycling programs. However, some local communities do accept it — as it is considered a safe form of plastic.
However, if an unlabeled bag is placed in a recycling bin, it is usually discarded as the recycling program has no way of identifying the material.
A recycling code is not an automatic indicator that a material is recyclable but rather an explanation of what the item is.