In many communities, waxy containers that hold milk and juice are now recyclable. The waxy material is called aseptic, and the containers are often made with a high percentage of paper and plastic with a scant amount of aluminum. New recycling innovations have made these recyclable and desirable to recyclers. But what about hot paper cups used to hold coffee or tea? These should not be placed in the recycling bin. Unlike aseptic cartons, these are different: The waxy coating inside does not break down when pulped and should never be put in the recycling bin at home. Good news: Retailers like Starbucks are beginning to collect them and have placed special recycling bins in stores to collect and recycle those cups.