How to Responsibly Dispose of Yogurt Cups

A dessert with yogurt, milk, cream, and ice cream.

Yogurt cups are typically made of plastic, which can be recycled. Here are some methods to responsibly dispose of or recycle your yogurt cups:

  • Check with your local recycling facility to see if they accept yogurt cups. Some facilities may only accept certain types of plastics, so it's important to know their guidelines.
  • If your recycling facility doesn't accept yogurt cups, you can try to find a drop-off location or a special recycling program that does. These may be available at grocery stores, community centers, or other designated locations.
  • Consider reusing the yogurt cups before recycling them. They can be used for storing small items, organizing craft supplies, or even as plant pots for seedlings.

It's important to note that not all yogurt cups are recyclable due to different types of plastics and additives used in their production. If a yogurt cup is labeled as compostable or biodegradable, it should be disposed of in a compost bin, if available, as these cups require specific conditions to break down properly.