Frozen Food Trays Put in Recycling Cart/Bin Empty and Scrape Before Recycling Before you recycle your microwavable tray, empty and scrape it out. Food left on the containers can spoil the recycling. Recycle Only the Tray Remove the plastic film from the microwavable tray before recycling the tray. The film cover on the trays cannot be recycled. 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. Did You Know? Frozen Food Trays: Now More Eco-Friendly Recycled plastic can now be used to make frozen food trays. ConAgra Foods and Associated Packaging Technologies partnered to use a new technology that cleans recycled plastic. Before this technology was available, regulations limited companies like ConAgra to using only new plastic for food trays.