Find out if you can put plastic zip ties in your curbside recycle.
Are Zip Ties Recyclable Curbside?
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Another reason zip ties and plastic straws are not recyclable curbside is their shape. Small, thin items are particularly difficult for sorting machines to process, so they often get mixed with other types of recyclables, causing costly contamination. In the end, items like zip ties and straws slow down the process and often must be landfilled anyway, so it’s best to keep them out of the recycle bin and avoid them when possible. Learn more about what causes recycling contamination »