Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Waxed Cardboard

In food and yard waste

Flattened waxed cardboard boxes, such as large produce boxes, go in the food and yard waste.

Paperboard boxes (like butter and cereal boxes) go in the recycling. They aren’t true waxed cardboard. The shiny coating on these boxes is a thin layer of plastic.

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.