Produce Baskets

Put in Garbage/Landfill
  • Green plastic produce baskets belong in the garbage.
  • Clear #1 plastic “clamshell” containers can be recycled with Plastic #1.
  • Paper produce baskets should be placed in your Organics/Compost bin.


Ways to Reduce

Buy Loose Produce

Avoid unnecessary waste by opting for produce without packaging whenever possible. Bring your own cloth or mesh bags to the store or farmers’ market for loose produce.

Ways to Reuse

Return It to the Farmers’ Market

Some vendors at farmers’ markets accept used containers, and many will reuse their own containers. Check at your farmers’ market to see if you can bring your produce baskets back.

Repurpose the Container

Reuse your produce basket as a storage container for items around your home.