Paper Cartons

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Waxy, coated food and beverage cartons like milk, juice, and soup broth can be recycled in your Curb It! cart. It hasn't always been that way though.
Did you know?
After an item leaves your curb, it is sorted with the rest of your recyclables and those food and beverage cartons are sold to a company called Continuus Materials. There, they are incorporated into commercial roofing materials.

Leave out the coffee cups...

Although the paper coffee cups seem like they'd fall into this category, they belong in the garbage. The paper cups are coated on the inside of the cup with a material called polythene to keep the contents warm. Even though polythene looks a lot like the wax coating on your traditional milk carton, it binds more tightly to the cup making it very difficult to recycle!

Also Applies to:

RECYCLABLE: aseptic, gable top, juice boxes, fiber cartons, half and half containers, cream containers, milk cartons, juice cartons
NOT RECYCLABLE: coffee cups, ice cream, cylinder shaped cartons