Recycle Smart - Keep paper plates and cups out of your recycling cart. Paper cups and plates cannot be recycled because they are often lined with plastic or contaminated with food. Recycle Smart and avoid using disposable paper plates and cups by choosing reusable or compostable options instead.
Paper to-go containers cannot be recycled because they are often lined with plastic or contaminated with food. Unlined paper to-go containers, plates, napkins and paper towels can be composted though Ramsey County’s organics recycling drop-off site but cannot be recycled. Recycle Smart and avoid using disposable take-out containers by making meals at home or frequenting restaurants that use compostable products. When dining out try sharing meals to reduce left-over food or bring your own reusable to-go container to the restaurant instead.
Learn more about what can be recycled: https://www.stpaul.gov/…/recycling-infor…/accepted-materials