Cut Away Soiled Portions
Any part of the pizza box soiled by food residue or grease is not recyclable and can contaminate other clean paper and cardboard. A clean, empty pizza box can be recycled with cardboard, so cut away all soiled portions, or just recycle the top half.
Leftover Pizza and Crumbs Are Food Waste
If you have any leftover pizza or crumbs, dispose of them with other food waste.
Frozen Pizza Boxes Contain Plastic
Frozen pizza boxes aren’t just paper. They are lined with a layer or two of plastic to help keep preserve contents while frozen. Find out what to do with frozen food boxes.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Use as Weed Prevention in Your Garden
For any gardener preparing to battle weeds, laying down cardboard below the soil works as weed prevention, pizza boxes included.