a blue plastic container or tray

Plastic Tray

Hard plastic food trays


See Also Polystyrene  |  Takeout food containers  |  Plastic containers  |  Plastic bottles


You can reduce the need for plastic trays by being careful about what you buy.

  • Purchase meat directly from the local butcher and ask for no plastic tray
  • Purchase fruit and vegetables that are not packaged on plastic trays


Here are a few suggestions on what else you can do with your plastic tray:

  • Reuse as a seedling tray
  • Use as a paint tray
  • Can be cut up and made into 'markers' for labelling seedlings in your garden



Hard plastic trays can be recycled.

How do I recycle it?
  • Clean and dry
  • Lids removed and placed in landfill bin
  • Do not flatten


Where do I recycle it?
  • Local recycling collection service 
  • Recycle drop off centre



Soft plastic trays (meat trays) cannot be recycled.  The next best practical options is disposal to the regional landfill through your local refuse collection service.

Where do I dispose of it?
  • Local refuse collection service