George W. Bailey / Shutterstock.com Frozen Food Boxes Put in Recycling Cart/Bin George W. Bailey / Shutterstock.com If there is no food residue on the box, place it in the recycling. If there is food residue, place it in the trash. Ways to Reduce Make Your Own Frozen Meals Consider making your own frozen meals at home. It’s easy and can save you money. You can make a little extra of your favorite meals each time you cook or make entire batches to freeze. Follow these tips for best results.