Takeout Containers (Cardboard) Curbside Organics SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS 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.