Takeout Containers (Plastic)

Put in Recycling Cart/Bin

Before recycling, empty and scrape the food residue out of the container. Confirm that the item is not a compostable or biodegradable plastic which cannot be recycled through the curbside program.  

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Do Not Reuse

Plastic takeout containers are made up of chemicals that may leach into your food if you use them more than once.

Ways to Reduce

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Bring Your Own To-Go Container

When dining out, bring a reusable to-go container so that you can bring leftovers home sustainably.

Did You Know?

The Preferred Takeout Container

Out of all the types of takeout containers — aluminum, cardboard, wax-lined paperboard, plastic and foam — aluminum is the easiest for recycling plants to recycle, while foam is the most difficult.