Takeout Containers (Cardboard)

Curbside Organics


Fiber-based paper takeout containers are accepted in your organics cart. It is ok if greasy and/or soiled. 

Before placing your fiber-based paper takeout containers in your organics cart, be sure to remove any plastic condiment containers, plastic cutlery, metal handles, or plastic box supports.

DO NOT PLACE food soiled fiber-based paper takeout containers in your recycling cart. Food traces can contaminate the recycling process. 





Ways to Reduce


Bring Your Own To-Go Container

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

Reusable Packaging For Businesses

Check out Upstream’s catalog of reusable packaging and unpackaging innovators that provide ways for consumers to obtain products, mostly food and beverages, in returnable, reusable, or refillable packaging – or they deliver products to consumers unpackaged altogether.

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.