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.

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.