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How to dispose of paper takeout food boxes

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Paper - takeout food boxes

Take out box

Recycle paper/cardboard food containers and take out boxes:

  • In your blue cart
  • At a community recycling depot

Special instructions

  • Put leftover food in your green cart for composting.
  • Rinse out any food residue before recycling the takeout box.

Why can't this be composted?

Takeout food boxes have a plastic lining to prevent the container from becoming soggy. To ensure we are creating the highest quality compost possible, leave this item out of your green cart.

Community recycling depot locations listed below:

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool