dcwcreations / Shutterstock.com Yogurt Cups Alternative ways to recycle Recycle Curbside dcwcreations / Shutterstock.com Recycle yogurt cups and tubs. If the yogurt cup has a foil lid, remove and put it in the garbage. Clean Your Cup It’s best practice to get your yogurt container as clean and dry as possible before recycling it. Yogurt cups are a common contaminant and often end up in the landfill when not clean. Alternative Ways to Recycle Gimme 5 Program Give your plastic #5 yogurt tubs to Gimme 5, a program dedicated to offering plastic #5 recycling to areas that do not accept it. You can print out a label and send in your containers (at your own cost), or find a drop-off location close by.