Takeout Containers (Foam)

Alternative ways to recycle
Put in Garbage

Foam Goes in the Garbage

Hard plastic #6 is often accepted at recycling facilities, but foam plastic #6 is not. Throw these containers away, even if they are marked as plastic #6.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Recycle With Home for Foam

Visit Home for Foam to see if there is a foam recycler in your area. These recyclers will accept many foam products, including beverage and food containers. Learn more about Home for Foam’s recycling program.

Ways to Reduce

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Bring Your Own To-Go Container

When dining out, bring a reusable to-go container so that you can bring leftovers home sustainably.

Did You Know?

The Preferred Takeout Container

Out of all the types of takeout containers — aluminum, cardboard, wax-lined paperboard, plastic and foam — aluminum is the easiest for recycling plants to recycle, while foam is the most difficult.