Recycling & Disposal Information:
Cartons are recyclable in residential recycling programs and at some drop-off recycling centers. If you live in an apartment or multi-family building, ask your building manager about recycling. If recycling isn't offered in your building, call your city recycling coordinator for help.
Recycle only those items that your recycler lists.
Recycle at Home
Rinse before recycling.
- Milk cartons
- Juice boxes
- Soup, broth and wine cartons
Some cities/service providers recycle:
Non-recyclable cartons may be placed in the garbage.
For more information on carton recycling in your area, call your city recycling coordinator or your recycling service provider. As local markets for recycling develop, some city recycling programs are accepting more types of cartons. Check with your municipal drop-off recycling center or recycling service provider to see which items they accept.
Cartons are made mostly from high-grade paper, with a thin layer of plastic or aluminum. Recyclers are able to separate the plastic and aluminum from the paper to recycle them. The recycled carton paper fibers are a valuable resource for making recycled paper products and even building materials.