Pizza Boxes Answered!

Recycling Rules

The age old question…. Can you recycle pizza boxes?

Yes…and no…

The cardboard that makes up a pizza box by itself is safe to recycle, but often times the gooey cheese and grease from our pizzas make it difficult to recycle.

Follow this step by step guide to determine if your pizza box can be recycled:

  1. Eat your pizza.
  2. Throw away the wax or paper liner (if included).
  3. Scrape out leftover pizza and cheese.
  4. If minimal grease on the box (aka not driping through the bottom), recycle the whole thing!
  5. If it’s soaked through and dripping in grease, rip that part off and trash it, but recycle the rest!


Have something else you’re not sure about? Use our handy Where Do I Take This tool to search the database of local places you can recycle almost anything! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask us.