The lignin/PE composites with different compatibilizing agents were extruded and the tensile properties have been tested. The weight ratio of PE, ligin and PE-a-MAH were 7.5%, 10%and 12.5wt%; the weight ratio of PE, ligin and PP-a-MAH were 5%, 7.5% and 10wt% respectively. Scanning Electron Microscopic (SEM) was used to characterize the morphology of the composites. The tensile strengths of lignin/PE composites with PE-g-MAH were higher than that one with PP-g-MAH. Both of them were higher than that one without any compatibilizing agent. And PE-g-MAH was the better compatibilizing agent confirmed by the mechanical tests and SEM results.