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Can I recycle compostable products?

Generally speaking, no. Compostable products shouldn't be put into the recycling bin. They can cause problems in the recycling stream if intermixed with petroleum-based plastics that are non-compostable. The best way to dispose of compostables is to send them to a commercial composting facility, where they’ll break down into soil with the right mixture of heat, microbes, and time. There are exceptions, though! Recyclable paper products like paper bagscoffee cup sleeves and paper clamshell produce containers are both 100% recyclable and compostable but should be recycled if possible in order to reuse the material.