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Sorting Out Takeout

All takeout and fast food containers now must be compostable or recyclable. It’s a big change and requires a little thought before you dump your tray, so here are three suggestions to help you sort the packaging:

All paper napkins and paper towels go in compost.

All empty paper hot beverage cups go in recycling.

All coated-paper products such as take out boxes go in recycling – as long as they are clean.

At Your Favorite Eatery

Stop, think and sort – It takes a moment, but lots of people say once they’ve tried it, it’s easy.

At Home

Visit www.seattle.gov/util/foodwaste for a list of compostable containers permitted in your food and yard waste cart.

Still in Doubt? Toss It Out!

Prevent contamination of recycling and compost.