Avoid Food Traces
Only clean, dry egg cartons can be put in recycling. If you place eggs back in the carton after cracking them, the carton is no longer recyclable: food residue is a contaminant for paper and plastic recycling.
Paper Cartons Are Compostable
If you have a home compost, add in paper egg cartons. These cartons are made from paperboard, which works as a brown material to help the pile break down more quickly.
Ways to Reuse
There are hundreds of ways to repurpose egg cartons from making arts and crafts to starting a fire.