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Cardboard recycling is a great program for businesses who generate cardboard waste on a regular basis. If you are not sure your business would benefit from a cardboard recycling program, give us a call and an account representative will come out and evaluate your trash and recycling needs. This service is available using compactors, front-load, and roll-off containers and the material will be taken to a certified recycling processor.

In most cases recycling cardboard is a fairly easy process. However, there are a few reasons that a cardboard container cannot be recycled. Cardboard from pizza boxes and other food containers can be contaminated with grease, decreasing the quality of the paper fibers. Aseptic cartons, such soy milk cartons, cannot be recycled because the container is composed of multiple materials, not just cardboard.

Benefits of Cardboard Recycling

Decrease Pollution

Recycling cardboard also reduces the demand for new paper which saves trees and decreases pollution generated in new paper production.

Money Saving

Cardboard recycling can produce huge savings to our commercial garbage collection customers. Most of our customers don’t realize that cardboard can take up a lot of space in dumpsters. Their garbage cans fill up faster and our customers pay more for disposal fees on a product that can be recycled.

Reduces Waste

Recycling cardboard also reduces bulk waste and space in our landfills as well.

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We recommend that you do not recycle wet cardboard. It clogs up the automated sorting machines that most recycling facilities use. It is best to throw wet cardboard into the trash so that the entire recycling bin does not get wet.

It is easiest to transport boxes when they have been flattened. It is also easier for our recycling center as most have an automated system that accepts flattened boxes.

Tape and labels can be left on cardboard and typically cause no problems with our cardboard recycling facilities.