Paper egg cartons can be included in curbside recycling. Reuse plastic and Styrofoam egg cartons or place them in the trash.
All egg cartons are not created equal. Typically, there are three types of egg cartons and each material should be managed appropriately.
Paper Egg Cartons
Paper egg cartons can be recycled curbside or at a mixed paper drop off. Paper egg cartons should be empty, clean and dry with no egg residue. See more about recycling mixed paper and boxes.
Paper egg cartons can also be shredded and placed in a home composting system as brown (carbon) material. See details about composting at home.
Plastic Egg Cartons
Plastic egg cartons cannot be recycled. They should be reused or placed in the regular trash. Check with a local farm or chicken owner to see if they can reuse plastic egg cartons. Learn more about the types of plastic that can be recycled.
Styrofoam Egg Cartons
Styrofoam egg cartons cannot be recycled. They should be reused or placed in the regular trash. Check with a local farm or chicken owner to see if they can reuse Styrofoam egg cartons.
When it comes to egg cartons, consumers have a choice of how to purchase their eggs. Consider the best option for you and the environment.
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