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Compostable takeout containers and cups - plastic

How to dispose of compostable plastic takeout containers

Put plastic containers, cutlery and cups labelled “compostable” in the black cart as garbage.

If you live in an apartment, condo, townhouse or other multi-family complex, check with your compost collection company to see if they accept these containers.

Why can't this be composted/recycled?

Though marked "compostable", this cutlery won't break down quickly enough for The City's composting process and will contaminate the finished compost.

We do not accept compostable plastic containers in the blue cart as they are mixed with other additives that are not recyclable. When combined with other regular plastic recyclables, these compostable plastics will reduce the quality of the new materials that can be produced.

Compostable plastic cup