Egg Cartons (Plastic)

Put in Container Recycling

Egg cartons made from #1 plastic belong under the dark blue lid of split recycle cart or inside a larger blue cart labeled “Containers Only.”

Ways to Reduce

Choose Paper Instead

Paper cartons, which biodegrade easily, are a more eco-friendly packaging choice than plastic. Plastic #1 can be recycled, but only for a limited number of times, and it does not biodegrade.

Ways to Reuse

Get Organized

Use your empty egg cartons as organizers for garage items such as nuts, bolts and screws, or craft items such as buttons, threads, beads and pastels.

Start Seedlings

Poke holes in the bottom of each egg compartment so that they can drain, and use the container as a seed starter.