Wood and Plastic Handled Differently
Wooden chopsticks can be disposed of with other green waste. Plastic chopsticks are usually made out of plastic #5 and can be recycled.
Compost Wooden Chopsticks
Instead of disposing of them as waste, consider adding wooden chopsticks to your compost pile. They decompose more slowly than food, but will break down eventually.
Ways to Reduce
Say "No" to Takeout Chopsticks
When you get takeout, leave disposable chopsticks at the restaurant, and use reusable chopsticks at home instead. You can find reusable options made out of plastic, wood, stainless steel or porcelain.
Invest in Reusable Metal Skewers
Purchasing reusable metal skewers is always recommended in lieu of wooden disposable skewers to cut down on the amount of waste generated.