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. 

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.

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 due to 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 were delivered in wax-lined paper bags just like pies. Between World War I and World War II, they started being delivered in boxes made from corrugated cardboard like they are today.