With Halloween just around the corner, a popular question is 'should I recycle candy wrappers?' Unfortunately the short answer is NO. Yes, candy wrappers such as Snickers, Skittles, Reese's, and other enjoyable candies are made of recyclable materials but the problem is these materials are mixed. These wrappers are mostly made of plastic, tin and multiple other materials mixed together which makes them very hard, no to mention tedious, to break down. Could they be broken down and recycled? Technically, yes they could, but the cost to do this would be very expensive. The reason for this is the size of wrappers. Because they are so small, they are difficult to weigh at your local recycling stations, therefore, facilities will turn down hauls of recycling, or fine the companies bringing the load if they find candy wrappers in it. So remember, after the Halloween season your candy wrappers should be put in with your normal trash. Hopefully this will change in the future!
The answer might surprise you.
Posted on October 4, 2021