PP 5 plastic containers are translucent and are easily coloured. They are typically filled with take away food, often hot.Take Away Food Containers are recyclable in your council recycle bin. They don't have to be completely clean, but they should not contain any food scraps as they can contaminate other recyclables, especially paper. In any event, it is helpful to both the recyclers and the smell of your bin if you do clean them. Repurposing your take away containers for storage is an excellent way to use them. Use takeaway containers to freeze leftovers or meals; to take your lunch to work; store small items that tend to get lost. Most take away containers are stackable and durable.