How to compost takeout containers - plain paper and compostable paper
Put food-soiled takeout containers and cups made of paper in your green cart.
This includes regular paper and compostable paper takeout boxes and coffee cups.
If the container has a glossy shine to it, it must be labelled as “compostable” in order to go in the green bin.
This ensures that the container does not contain any plastic and is ok to compost. If the paper container is not labelled as compostable, rinse and empty out to put in your blue cart for recycling instead.
If you live in an apartment, condo, townhouse or other multi-family complex, check with your compost collection company to see if they accept compostable paper containers.