If you’re reading this, then you’re likely wondering if egg cartons can be recycled. The short answer is yes! If you have a large number of egg cartons that need to be recycled, then make sure to break them down into small pieces before recycling. This will help ensure the eggs do not become contaminated by other materials in the recycling process. The first sentence of paragraph one.
It’s a common misconception that egg cartons can’t be recycled, but in truth they are recyclable! The problem is when you have large numbers of them to recycle – eggs from the broken-up cartons will most likely get contaminated by other types of materials during the recycling process. To avoid problems like these, we recommend breaking down larger quantities (usually several hundred) before disposing or recycling them so there are fewer chances for contamination.