Paper Take-Out Boxes


Updated on November 27, 2018



Remove any plastic items, then place the box and its contents in the green cart.


Bring a reusable container instead.


Many paper take-out boxes have a plastic film lining which makes it more difficult to compost as it would break down more slowly and may end being sent to the landfill.

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