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Take Out Containers


The following items are NOT recyclable and should be placed in the trash:

  • Black plastic containers.
  • Chinese take out containers.
  • Styrofoam containers.


Plastic take out container recycling may vary by city or hauler. Contact your recycling hauler, building manager or city for more information.

If plastic take out containers are accepted by your hauler, make sure they are rinsed and completely empty.

Take out containers with the BPI or Cedar Grove symbols are certified compostable and are accepted at the organic waste collection sites for free.