What you need to know about throwing away those greasy pizza boxes

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They’re made of cardboard, but you can’t recycle them.



We’re talking about those pizza boxes, stained with the grease of the pie you just ate.

It seems many folks in Philadelphia are not aware that those boxes can’t be recycled. So they have been putting them out with their recycling materials, instead of the trash.


The city on Monday sought to remind people of that fact with a short Twitter video:

Besides greasy pizza boxes, here’s a list of other things that cannot be recycled:





  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam food/beverage containers and shipping/packing material
  • Food waste
  • Wet or food-soiled paper
  • Waxed paper plates, cups, and takeout containers
  • Tissues, paper towels, and napkins
  • Light bulbs
  • Porcelain and non-container glass
  • Cassette tapes (VHS and audio)
  • Garden hoses
  • Needles and syringes
  • Electronics









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