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. After your meal, you’ll likely end up with a few containers that need to be disposed of properly.

It’s important to keep in mind that only containers not soiled by food or liquid are recyclable. This video shows how easy it is to empty and scrape containers before recycling!


Here’s a simple guide on how to dispose of each type of takeout container.

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

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