Takeout Containers (Plastic)

Rinse Out Before Recycling

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

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Compostable Plastics

Do not recycle plastic containers labeled “compostable” because they will be sorted out of recycling.

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Don't Reuse

Plastic takeout containers are made up of chemicals that will leach into your food if you wash and reuse them.

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.