Can Crayola markers be recycled?

Crayola markers are made from #5 polypropylene, a recyclable material. The cap can be recycled at recycling facilities that accept #5 plastic. The marker barrel is also made from #5 polypropylene. The marker tip and ink reservoir are not recyclable at this time and would have to be removed before recycling the barrel. Consumers can check with their local recycling center and see if they accept #5 plastic. If so, consumers can recycle the marker cap and the barrel, after removing the tip and reservoir. Although separating the components is possible, doing so may be quite messy. For more information about recycling efforts and how Crayola works to keep the environment green, please visit