Takeout Containers (Aluminum)

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Clean Out Before Recycling

Aluminum containers should be washed out before they are put in the recycling. Food traces contaminate the recycling process. 

Recycle the Cardboard Cover if Clean

If the aluminum tray covers are clean, recycle them with other cardboard.

Ways to Reuse

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Wash and Reuse

Avoid throwing out an aluminum container after just one use. Try washing and then reusing it.

Did You Know?

The Preferred Takeout Container

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