How can I reuse or recycle … pizza boxes?

Pizza in a box
It’s Friday and it’s been a busy week at Recycle This Mansions so we are, I very much suspect, going to be dialling in for food tonight.

We’re lucky that we’ve got a few good pizza places in the vicinity so will be on cheese-highs by bedtime (weee, cheese dreams!) but we’ll wake up remorseful tomorrow, after our binge tonight, because we won’t know what to do with the cardboard pizza boxes that will be covering the living room floor.

We usually just fling them in the cardboard-recycling bin but any other suggestions?

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12 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle … pizza boxes?”


  1. anykey says:

    …they’re smelly so there’s not a lot I could do wiv ‘em – bin ‘em quick, I do :O(

  2. Anonymous says:

    True but.. see the little plastic doo hicky that holds up the lid? it makes a cute little table for a dolls house

    Dolly

  3. Helen says:

    Compost ‘em. Not much else, cos they smell.

  4. Emanla Eraton says:

    They already absorbed some oil, why not make them absorb more? Use them to soak up small oil leaks.

  5. CheapNLazy says:

    If food/oil-free, then repurpose as clothing gift box (shirt, pants…).

    • You are right, I made a solar oven out of a large pizza box. I bring it out and position it on top of my car and make croutons, tortilla chips and sweet potato chips on hot days. When is it ever a bad idea not to have to use fossil fuels or electricity for cooking?

  6. Melinda says:

    If you can manage to keep the grease off the box itself, they are great for storing quilts in progress.

    Also, When my boys were small we had a pizza-themed birthday party and we used a pizza box to make a pinata.

  7. Adelli-baybii says:

    ermmmm……
    me nd myiii friend used 2 make paper dolls nd we wud use cardboard for da furnture so after myiii pizza partay we had cardboard galore!!!!!

  8. Kevin says:

    If you have food all over your pizza box you can buy new cheap pizza boxes from Davpack for gift boxes for clothing. If it’s got food on then your better off to compost it like Helen said.

  9. Use them to store ongoing craft projects (if they are flat, that is).

    To keep them oil free: take the pizza out of them as soon as you get it !



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