Pizza boxes are somewhat controversial in our house. For years we’ve been told that we can’t recycle them because they’re covered in grease. I once watched a video of a guy who claimed to discover the “greatest pizza box on Earth” at Eataly in New York. That box could be recycled because it construction repelled grease. My son also interned for the DPW and was adamant about not recycling pizza boxes. 

But now the controversy is gone! We can recycle them! According to Green Newton, technology has changed and we can now take the embarrassing detritus of a lazy dinner and put them in the green bins rather than the blue. Just remove any food waste and plastic liners, and throw them in.

You still need to eat the pizza first.