Tossing Takeout Containers — Garbage or Recycling?

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Ordering takeout from time to time during the COVID-19 pandemic is a great way to eat your favorite food, take a break from cooking and support local restaurants. When choosing a restaurant to order from, remember some are curbside or drive through pickup only, while others offer delivery. Whichever option you choose, you’ll likely end up with a few containers that need to be disposed of properly. Here’s a simple guide on how to dispose of each type of takeout container — keeping in mind that only containers not soiled by food or liquid are recyclable.

Need to dispose of plastic bags, plastic utensils or other items not listed above? Check out our handy Recycling Guide.