Can Milk Cartons and Soup Boxes Be Recycled?

Sadly, no. You cannot recycle milk cartons, soup boxes, juice boxes, and similar containers made of cardboard covered with waxed paper or plastic in Lake County. Recycling processes are developed specifically for a particular kind of material—like paper or plastic. These containers are made of two or more types of material, so they cannot be recycled using either process. Keep it pure!

For more information, please see the recycling tips on, or ask a member of the Recycling Center team at the Lake County Landfill. Thank you for recycling with care!