Some areas recycle empty food and drinks cartons in the regular recycling bin along with regular recyclables but some areas don’t allow this. It all depends on the carton recycling policy of your local council or local authority.
For the areas that do not allow this cartons are usually accepted for recycling at the household waste recycle centre near you. When you arrive at the facility you will find a dedicated skip or bin for waste recyclable food and drink cartons, but it is worth checking your local council policy before you go.
Food and drink cartons can be recycled by shredding and re using their pulps to make other paper based products. Food and drink cartons have a special lining that is chemically coated and often contains metals which is why they are often processed as a separate waste stream.