Want to be quickly up to speed about recyling in Berkeley?Discover our recycling guidelines
Rigid Plastic Containers (Clamshells)
Rigid plastic containers are accepted in our recycling program. Containers should be clean, dry, and empty of any food or liquids before putting in the blue recycling cart. Rigid plastic containers and/or “bioplastics” can be composted in most residential and commercial compost programs only if they are “BPI certified” ("Biodegradable" is NOT the same as "Compostable").
Opt for a reusable container instead. In general, try to take less food to go by eating at the establishment or preparing more meals at home.
The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year.Learn More
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