You can recycle plastic food storage containers using your curbside recycling program. They are made with LDPE (#4) or Polypropylene (#5) plastic, both completely recyclable. Prepare the plastic food container by cleaning it thoroughly and drying it. Finally, throw it in the recycling bin with the lid attached.
*Might require preparation before recycling
Please note: Recycling guidelines may vary depending on local regulations and facilities. The information provided here is intended as a general guide and may not apply to your specific location or item. Always check with your local recycling center or municipal authority for the most accurate and up-to-date recycling information in your area.
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Where To Recycle
- Use Recycling Locators: Locate specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK).
- Walmart Recycling Hub: Walmart operates a community recycling hub that accepts plastic food storage containers. Make sure they are clean before discarding them.
- Donate: A very creative way to get rid of your excess food storage containers is by giving them away to people and organizations in need. If they are not broken, you can donate them to animal and homeless shelters.
- Give them away on FreeCycle: If you just want to give them away, you can always use the FreeCycle website and create a post for free.