Pizza Boxes

Alternative ways to recycle
Put In Organics Cart

Used pizza boxes can be recycled by placing the box in your green lidded Organics (Green & Food Waste) cart. 

Frozen Pizza Boxes Can’t Be Recycled

Frozen pizza box aren’t recyclable because they have a wax coating that contaminates paper recycling. Find out more.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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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.

Did You Know?

The Cost of Recycling the Pizza Box

Greasy pizza boxes contaminate clean recycling and are expensive for the recycling industry: it’s estimated that contamination costs recyclers $700 million per year, because of damaged machinery, the cost of disposing of non-recyclable materials and wasted time.

What Came Before Pizza Boxes?

Around two-thirds of all pizzas are delivered in pizza boxes. Pizzas first came in wax-lined paper bags just like pies. Between World War I and World War II, they started coming in boxes made from corrugated cardboard.