Other (miscellaneous)

symbol 7

Guidance

Alias
symbol 7, other plastics

The identification codes show which type of plastic resin was used to make a product. That means it doesn’t necessarily indicate a product’s recyclability. To check if something is recyclable, either search for the individual item on our A-Z function (opens in a new window), or check on our recycling page (opens in a new window).

A wide variety of plastic resins that don't fit into the main six categories are lumped into this one called “miscellaneous”, and their code shows the word “other”.

These materials can be found in big gallon water bottles, bullet-proof materials, sunglasses, DVDs cases, iPod and computer cases, signs and displays, certain food containers, nylon.

These other, “miscellaneous” plastics usually cannot go in your household recycling. If the item cannot be reused in some way, it would have to go in your household waste bin.