We'd love to be able to reuse the containers. Unfortunately, the sanitizing process that we'd have to put them through to meet health department standards would actually ruin them.
Our little meal haulers are #5 plastics and rated microwave safe and can be put in the dishwasher if you'd like to reuse them in your own home. They are great for food storage (obvi) or use it to stash craft and school supplies; the opportunities are endless!
Don't wanna keep 'em? Most municipalities take #5’s in their recycling programs, but the most direct route we’ve found (i.e. where you know for sure where the recycled material ends up) is the Gimme 5 program from Preserve Products.
Short story, drop off containers at Whole Foods collection points and they’re on their way to a second life as a toothbrush or a dinner plate or reuse them in our own home.
To read more on how we are trying to combat waste, check out this little ditty.