The entire marker is not recyclable. The plastic marker barrel is recyclable, however, the tip and the reservoir would need to be removed first. Our marker caps can be recycled at recycling facilities that accept #5 plastic.
Crayola recently announced a program called ColorCycle that uses a process to convert markers to energy -- a process that repurposes the entire marker, regardless of the different kinds of plastic or how they are assembled. You can learn more about this process at www.crayola.com/colorcycle and all Crayola's other environmental initiatives.