dcwcreations / Shutterstock.com Juice Boxes Put in Garbage Cart/Bin dcwcreations / Shutterstock.com Juice boxes are aseptic cartons and are often referred to as “Tetra Pak.” These ‘shelf-stable’ cartons are made of layered paperboard, plastic, and aluminum. With their multi-layers, they are NOT recyclable in San José. Please place them in your garbage container. Shelf-stable cartons are different from refrigerated milk and juice cartons made from paperboard which, with one material, are recyclable. Ways to Reduce Buy in Bulk Buying individually sized juice boxes creates more waste than purchasing juice in bulk. Consider purchasing a reusable drink container that still feels like a traditional juice box. Did You Know? Sorting Out Juice Cartons Carton Recycling Only recycle cartons if they are shown above as recyclable.