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Takeout food boxes – lined paper

How to recycle takeout food boxes – lined paper

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.
  • If the container has a glossy shine to it, it probably has a plastic lining. Rinse out any food residue before recycling the takeout box.
  • If you have a contained labelled as "compostable", see Compostable Takeout Containers.

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:

Take out box