Pool Noodles Are Not Recyclable — Here’s What You Can Do With Them Email 7-14-2019 Pool noodles are made of polyethylene foam, which is difficult to recycle in most places. When you’re done with your pool noodles, don’t try to put them in your recycling. Instead, cut them in half or fold them to fit in your garbage. If your pool noodles are still usable, consider donating them [link] or giving them to a friend or neighbor. Or, if you’re feeling crafty, you can save your pool noodles for home projects. There are a ton of ideas for repurposing pool noodles online. To get started, check out these cool pool noodle ideas from Home Hacks, or these kids’ toys and craft ideas from Inhabitots to get started.