Waxy Cardboard & Wax Paper


Updated on November 27, 2018



Goes in green cart. Do not confuse wax cartons with shelf-stable, aseptic packaging (Tetra-Pak), which is NOT compostable. Tetra-Pak is 3 layers: plastic, metal & paper (printed exterior). These aseptic packages go in the gray cart (landfill).


Try to buy products that use less packaging.


Milk cartons use vegetable based dyes for printing, which gives them their distinctive color and texture, while also making them suitable for compost.

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