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Aseptic containers (Tetra Pak)

Aseptic containers, commonly labeled "Tetra Pak," are food and drink cartons made from layers of paper, plastic, and aluminum that preserve products without refrigeration for longer periods. Aseptic containers are accepted in curbside recycling carts and at the Drop-Off Station and Recovery Yard. Caps must be tightly screwed back on the container to be recycled. Do not put loose caps in curbside carts. Common aseptic containers include broth, soup, sauce, milk, and juice boxes.

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Recycle Right!

Aseptic containers must be empty, clean, and dry. Secure plastic caps tightly back onto containers. Do not put loose plastic caps in curbside recycling carts. Loose caps are too small to make it through the recycling sorting process and will drop through the cracks of the machines, resulting in them being treated as trash and not recycled. Screwing caps back on ensures they get recycled! 

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Choose Zero Waste!

Minimize your purchases of single-use items. If you frequently buy small aseptic containers, check and see if they come in larger containers so you can buy less.



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