Properly recycling Halloween plastic is an important step in reducing waste and protecting the environment. Here are some tips on how to recycle Halloween plastic:
Sweet Wrappers: Sweet wrappers are typically made of mixed materials, which can make them difficult to recycle. These wrappers are normally classed as soft plastics and can be recycled at selected drop off points, such as Co-op's and most large supermarkets.
These soft plastics need to be rinsed clean and dried before drop off.
Decorations: Many Halloween decorations are made of plastic, such as fake tombstones, plastic statues, and inflatable props. While plastic decorations are not easily recyclable, consider reusing them in future years instead of throwing them away. You can also donate unwanted decorations to local schools, community centres or thrift stores.
Plastic Pumpkins: Plastic pumpkins used for trick-or-treating can be reused or donated. If they are in good condition, consider giving them to someone who may need them for the next Halloween season. If they are no longer in usable condition, check with local recycling facilities to see if they accept plastic pumpkins for recycling.
Remember, recycling options may vary depending on your location. It's always a good idea to check with your local recycling centre or waste management facility for specific guidelines on recycling Halloween plastic in your area.
Please note that the availability and acceptance of recycling options for Halloween plastic may depend on your specific location and the recycling programs in your area.