You can recycle plastic takeout containers, except Styrofoam ones, through curbside recycling. Most are made of PP #5, HDPE #2, or PET #1 plastic and should be washed thoroughly using soap and water to remove any food contaminants. If the lid is of a different plastic type, recycle it separately.
*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
- Curbside Recycling: The most effective way to recycle plastic takeout containers is through your curbside recycling program. Throw them in the blue recycling bin.
- Use Recycling Locators: Locate PET, HDPE, and PP specialized recycling programs near you using RecycleNation & Earth911 (US) or RecycleNow (UK).