Can I Recycle … the plastic wrap around rolls of toilet paper and paper towels?
Most of the plastic wrap around toilet paper and paper towels is made from film plastic, usually low-density polypropylene, or LDPE plastic No. 4. Although it is rarely marked with chasing arrows or a recycling symbol, it is recyclable in L.A.’s blue bin.
Burbank: Not curbside. The wrappers can be recycled in the mixed plastics bin at the Burbank Recycle Center.
Long Beach: Yes
Manhattan Beach: No
Santa Ana: Yes
Santa Monica: No
Torrance: Only if marked with a recycling symbol.
-- Susan Carpenter
Each week we explain the recycling potential for an item that might be confusing. Here are some previous Can I Recycle columns: