Many take-out and delivery containers (the black or white plastic ones with the clear lids) have the #5 recycling symbol on them. Some yogurt containers are #5, too. Whole Foods accepts #5 items in a specially-marked recycling container usually near the customer service desk. This container does NOT look like a normal recycling container and is not part of the recycling containers by the seating areas or entrance/exit doors. It is usually a tall, white plastic display stand that calls for CLEAN #5 containers ONLY. Whole Foods ships the materials to a company called Preserve who makes toothbrushes, kitchenware and many other useful items out of them. See http://www.preserveproducts.com/ for a picture of the recycling container they have at all Whole Foods stores and also some of their products.
What do I do with all those food delivery containers?