Can I recycle food storage containers and lids?
Plastic food storage containers and lids-such as Tupperware containers-that have the 1 or 2 recycling symbol on the bottom are accepted in almost all local recycling programs, provided they are empty, clean and dry. Recycle with the lid attached. Most recycling programs also accept #5 plastics. As for other types of plastic, check with your municipality. If you’re not sure, it’s better to be safe and dispose of your Tupperware and other plastic containers in the garbage.