We are working to replace hard to recycle materials with more easily recycled substitutes. While all HP packaging materials are capable of being recycled, this is only possible where appropriate collection and recycling infrastructure is in place. We therefore take ease of curbside recyclability into account when selecting packaging materials. The following provides guidance on where and how to recycle HP packaging.


Fiber-Based Packaging

This packaging is made from fibrous material that is reusable or biodegradable.


Corrugated Cardboard, Molded Fiber



To recycle:
• Widely accepted curbside
• Make sure to flatten boxes
Resources:

Learn more about how corrugated cardboard and molded fiber recycling


Paper, Paperboard, Carton, Bamboo Pulp, Bagasse



To recycle:
• Widely accepted curbside

Resources:
Paper
Paperboard
Carton
Bamboo Pulp

Bagasse




Plastic Packaging

This packaging includes plastic bags and foam.


Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE or PET), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)



To recycle:
Widely accepted curbside

Resources:

Learn more about how to recycle PET and HDPE



Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)



To recycle:
• Grocery store drop-off is most common
• Sometimes accepted curbside

Resources:
Learn more

Find drop-off location



Expanded Polyethylene (EPE 2 or 4)



To recycle:
• Not widely recycled

Resources:

Learn more about EPE recycling



Polypropylene (PP)



To recycle:
• Sometimes accepted curbside
• Find drop-off location
• Recycle by mail

Resources:
Learn more about PP recycling


Expanded Polypropylene (EPP)



To recycle:
• Not widely recycled

Resources:
Learn more about EPP recycling


Polystyrene (PS), Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)



To recycle:
Check with local recycling program
Find EPS drop-off
Find PS drop-off

Resources:
Learn more about PS recycling


Nylon, Polyurethane (PU)



To recycle:
Not widely recycled
• Sometimes accepted curbside, check with local program

Resources:
Learn more about Other 7 recycling


Composite



To recycle:
• Not widely recycled
• Also known as flexible packaging
• Made of more than one material, like a plastic bag lined with foam

Resources:
Learn more about Composite recycling


If you need HP assistance to recycle your packaging please submit a request so we can properly assist you.

Were you looking to recycle your HP Original supplies? If so please visit our HP recycling website and select the option for HP ink and toner cartridges, and Samsung toner cartridges.