How to Recycle Lundberg Family Farms Packaging

8 ounce wild rice bags: currently these are not recyclable due to a special coating that we have on the plastic. We are exploring new recyclable or compostable films. You can reuse the resealable pouch for other uses though, such as bulk rice, beans, or for packing carrots in your lunch!

1 and 2 pound rice bags: these bags are recyclable where services are available (go to Earth 911 to find out what services are offered in your community).

12 pound rice bags: currently these are not recyclable due to a special coating that we have on the plastic. We are exploring new recyclable or compostable films or using an all paper bag for this size.

25 pound rice bags: these are recyclable paper. If you have curbside recycling service at your home or business, just drop it in there. If you don’t have curbside recycling, you can take it to your city or county recycling center. Other uses: use it as a firestarter, cut it open to make a nice drawing canvass, or use to line your kitty litter pan.

Rice Cakes: the internal plastic liner is not recyclable. We are exploring new recyclable or compostable films for this layer. The outside bag is #4 plastic, which can be recycled anywhere that recycles plastic shopping bags (go to www.plasticbagrecycling.org to find out where in your community) . This includes all Safeways, Whole Foods, and many other grocery stores. Most curbside recycling will not accept plastic bags. Other uses: save the outside bag to use as a lunchbag, sandwich bag, or take it with you to the natural foods store to fill up with our bulk rice!

Rice Chips: our current rice chip bag is not recyclable, but we are exploring new recyclable or compostable films.

Risottos: the outside box is made from recycled paper and can be recycled again in most curbside recycling programs. You can also recycle it with mixed paper or cardboard. The internal bag and spice pouch are not recyclable, but we are exploring new recyclable or compostable films.

Couscous: the outside box is made from recycled paper and can be recycled again in most curbside recycling programs. You can also recycle it with mixed paper or cardboard. The internal bag is not recyclable, but we are exploring new recyclable or compostable films.

Rice Pastas: the box is made from recycled paper and can be recycled again in most curbside recycling programs. You can also recycle it with mixed paper or cardboard. Please just remove the small plastic window and place that in the trash before you recycle the cardboard.  The 10 pound bulk penne cartons are also recyclable cardboard.

Rice Syrup: the glass jar can be recycled in most curbside recycling programs. The tin lid can also be recycled in most curbside programs. Please rinse out both before you recycle. Other uses: wash out and re-use for storing beans, rice, jams, etc. or use for carrying hot tea to work! They also work great for storing nails, screws, and other odds and ends in your garage!

Heat & Eat Rice: the plastic film on the top is not recyclable but the rigid plastic bowl is #7 recyclable plastic. If your curbside recycling allows #1-7 rigid plastics, then you can add this bowl. If they do not, most city & county recycling center will take rigid #7 plastic. Other uses:  wash out the bowl and re-use for taking on a picnic, backpacking, or fill with beer and place in your garden to catch slugs!