Recyclepedia

A single pizza box that is empty and clean.

Can I recycle pizza boxes?

Cardboard pizza boxes can be recycled, provided they are empty, clean and dry. Remove all inserts and leftover food and cut away any parts of the pizza box containing grease or oil stains. Grease and oil are extremely harmful to the recycling process, even to the point of spoiling entire batches. If you’re unable to remove all the greasy parts of the pizza box, it’s better to play it safe and put the whole thing in the garbage.

Need specific information for where you live?

Wondering about recycling instructions for items in your municipality? Use our Find My Municipality tool below and learn recycling information specific to your municipality.

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What is Recycle Coach?

Recycle education in schools

Recycling at school is one thing, but what happens when students go home? They might live in an apartment building, where recycling rules are different. Or they might be the only English speaker in the household, with the adults relying on them for recycling best practices.

How can we better prepare our students to do the right thing at home?

Education is essential. We believe recycling needs to be part of a school’s curriculum, not just staff training. Otherwise, municipalities will continue to face high contamination costs resulting from inadequate (or non-existent) in-home recycling practices.

And that’s the challenge we aim to tackle with Recycling Education in Schools, a pilot program to teach students in grades 3-5 about recycling at home. It’s curriculum-based and includes five valuable hours of teacher-led instruction each year. Most importantly, it helps municipalities foster sustainable households and communities by giving students what they need to be the at-home recycling experts.

Recycling on Campus

Leaving home for the first time can be both exciting and stressful. Taking responsibility for their own recycling is new ecperince of many students, whether they live in a student residence or off campus. We work with universities and colleges to help smooth this transition to adulthood.

Recycling at Work

Most offices and lunchrooms have a recycling problem. Recycling bins containing straws and leftover food is just the tip of the iceberg. Something needs to change.

Our mission is to make workplace recycling viable again, both for employers and employees. Trough our highly engaging and coparehensive recycling education program, employers across the country are prioritizing envoironmental custodianship without cutting into the bottom line. So, talk to your sustainability administrator and tell them about Recycle Coach at Work!