Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Clamshell Containers

In recycling – rinse first

  • Plastic clamshell containers
  • Plastic-coated (shiny) clamshell containers
  • Clean paper clamshell containers

In food and yard waste

  • Clamshell containers marked “Compostable” or “#7 PLA”
  • Dirty paper clamshell containers without a plastic coating

In garbage

  • Styrofoam clamshell containers
  • Dirty plastic or plastic-coated (shiny) clamshell containers

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