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How To Recycle Your Pizza Box

How To Recycle the Right Way

Last Updated on January 23, 2024

I know a lot of people say, “Pizza is LIFE.” But, like…. pizza is life.

Growing up allergic to dairy, I never got to indulge in that pizza party life. Sure, we’d make our own cheeseless pizzas at home… but then one day… everything changed.

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I was a senior in high school and a friend had a pizza party for her birthday.

We all went over to her house (we had off campus lunches) and she had ordered me a CHEESELESS PIZZA. I had no idea you could order a pizza without the cheese.

I had never even thought to ask. Now, I have to make up for all of those lost pizza years.

Then fast forward to my senior year of college when my roommate takes me to Mellow Mushroom in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (I’m from Arkansas, remember? 😉

And, they had DAIRY-FREE CHEESE options FOR THE PIZZA!! See, non-dairy alternatives are commonplace now, but back then it was a rarity.

This was the first pizza I had ever had with “cheese” on it, and I was hooked. Mellow Mushroom is still my favorite pizza of all.

Since, moving to California and the growing acceptance of food allergies and dietary restrictions almost every pizza place in the area has a non-dairy cheese and gluten-free crust options.

My, how things have changed.

So, I’ve been making up for lost time with a sacred Friday night pizza party for one!

(Well, two… if you count Justin but he has to fight me for slices)

We often go out for pizza, but we also stay in super snuggly in our favorite tentree duds.

Yes, I get my pizza delivered – yes, in a cardboard box. Yes, it’s disposable and I freely admit my weakness!

Thing is pizza boxes are compostable! But, are they recyclable? I cover it all in the video down below.


For more tips on how to recycle the right way, check out my series below!

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  1. I keep forgetting when I read your blog that you’re from Arkansas! I’m from the Northwest Arkansas area and went to the University of Arkansas as well. I’ve eaten at that Mellow Mushroom quite a few times. Thank you for the tips to recycle pizza boxes properly.

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  4. I love what you’re doing. 🙂 Just found this movement and I’m absolutely loving your approach to it. I’m excited to make some swaps once I’m back home from travel!

    I’m wondering if I’m just missing something for this post, or if the video the post mentions really isn’t anywhere on this page. Mind pointing it out?

  5. This was super helpful thanks for the tip! I also grew up with a super severe dairy allergy so I feel your pain!