Can You Recycle Plastic Cooking Oil Bottles

Can You Recycle Plastic Cooking Oil Bottles.

I am aware that not all plastic are recyclable, but recently became confused as to how to tell…

I thought that everything with that triangular recycle sign was recyclable, (Every plastic container or bottle has a recycling symbol) but it seems not to be the case. Those with 1,2 or 3 inside are, but 4,5,6 and 7 ???

The Clean Up Australia website has some great information, including this little chart:

Recycle Codes

To be honest though, it didn’t help my question. My cooking oil bottle had no plastic sign on it, so I assume it can’t be recycled. Or can it ?

Maybe each State is different:

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South Australia:

All rigid plastics labelled from 1 ?? 6 can be put in the kerbside recycling bin.


The triangle with a number from 1 to 7 is a plastic identification code notifying manufacturers what type of plastic the item is made from – it is not related to whether or not you can put it in your kerbside recycling bin. Some items like plastic bags may also have a triangle and a number, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they can go in your kerbside bin.


Cairns: Cooking oil bottles: Recycle right into the yellow lid bin; rinse items and remove the caps or lids putting them in the green bin.

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