Tossing Takeout Containers — Garbage, Recycling, or Mixed Organic Waste? Email Ordering takeout from time to time during the COVID-19 pandemic is a great way to eat your favorite food while supporting local restaurants. You will, however, end up with a few containers that need to be disposed of properly. Here’s a simple guide on how to dispose of each type of takeout container. Plastic Containers >> Put In Garbage Aluminum Containers >> Put In Recycling Cardboard Containers >> Put In Garbage Foam Containers >> Put In Garbage Pizza Boxes >> Put in Mixed Organic Waste Need to dispose of plastic bags, plastic utensils or other items not listed above? Check out our handy Recycling Guide.