Clover Milk Cartons go in Garbage

WHERE SHOULD YOU PUT THE NEW CLOVER MILK CARTONS?

Although the Clover milk cartons say “rinse and recycle”, with all products it is important to check with your local recycler to see if they have a market to recycle that item. Unfortunately, we do not have a way to recycle these cartons, so they still must go in the landfill.

Additionally, we cannot compost these cartons either. Although the plastic is “renewable and plant-based”, the resin itself still behaves like conventional plastic and will not break down in the compost.

 

WHAT IS PLANT-BASED / RENEWABLE PLASTIC?

Clover switched their packaging to use a plant-based, “renewable” liner in their cartons. A renewable material can be regenerated or regrown on a human lifetime – Clover’s lining is made from sugar cane and trees. While this does not make the cartons recyclable or compostable in Marin Sanitary Service’s collection area, it does reduce the use of traditional virgin plastic, which is made from fossil fuels. So, this switch still does reduce the demand for fossil fuels!

Slide RESIDENTIAL Service Information Garbage Recycling Compostables Curbside Clean-ups and Bulky Items MULTIFAMILY Service Information Garbage Recycling Compostables Laws COMMERCIAL Service Information Garbage Recycling Compostables Laws SUPPORT Pay Your Bill Contact Us Holiday Calendar Resources FAQs About Us OTHER SERVICES Debris Box Rentals Document Shredding Marin Recycling Center Marin Resource Recovery Center Household Hazardous Waste Facility SEARCH CONNECT Privacy Careers