Can I recycle my pizza box? Is a little food soiled material ok?
Food soiled materials are always a challenge because the food material represents chemistry that may affect the recycle process. A little grease in the pizza box is ok. CLEAN PIZZA BOXES ARE RECYCLEABLE as long as they do not contain leftovers, food waste or other non-paper items such as dipping sauce containers, peppers or leftover pizza crust. Most pizza boxes have an inner sheet that can be tossed out with the food scraps and the mostly clean box can be easily recycled. This is true of most food containers too. If there is excessive residual product left in the container, dispose of it in the trash.