How to Recycle Plexiglass

By Sue Balk

Although Plexiglas is recyclable, most curbside recycling programs do not accept it as of 2010. Some areas offer recycling programs that accept hard-to-recycle items. If no such program exists in your area, you may be able to find dealers who will recycle unwanted Plexiglas for you. Plexiglas doesn't need to end up in a landfill; help keep the earth green by disposing of it properly.

Step 1

Sort your recyclables and separate your Plexiglas scraps.

Step 2

Place your Plexiglas scraps in a heavy-duty bag, carton or trash bin.

Step 3

Check with your local government or waste-management agency to see if they offer a special recycling program that accepts Plexiglas. If they do, request the address of the location where you can drop off your scraps, or arrange for a pickup.

Step 4

Identify local Plexiglas dealers if your local authorities are unable to assist you in finding an appropriate recycling program or facility. If you're not sure where to start, begin with your local home improvement suppliers; most of these stores should be able to direct you to a local plastic dealer or distributor. Some stores might even take your scraps directly.

Step 5

Deliver your unwanted Plexiglas scraps to the dealer or distributor for recycling.