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Paper & Cardboard

Acceptable Paper & Cardboard Materials
  • Newspapers, Inserts, Magazines & Mail
  • Cardboard (flattened) & Paperboard (food boxes)
  • Office, School Paper & Books
  • Milk, Juice & Soup Cartons
Prepare for Discarding– Place in Single Stream Recycling Container
  • Any plastic liners must be removed
  • Boxes must be flattened to save space
Do Not Recycle
  • Tissue Paper
  • Pet food bags
  • Paper Cups
  • Shredded paper (take confidential papers to shred events or consult with a shredding service company)
Paper Recycling Facts:
  • Typically, newspaper can be recycled 5-7 times
  • Production of recycled paper uses 80% less water, 65% less energy and produces 95% less air pollution than virgin paper production.
  • American businesses throw away enough scrap paper each year to fill nearly 20 Sears Towers from top to bottom, if offices throughout the country increased the rate of two-sided photocopying from the current rate of 20% to 60%, they could save the equivalent of about 15 million trees
  • Recycled paperboard is made from a combination of recycled fibers from various grades of paper stock, with 100 percent of its furnish being recycled fibers
Cardboard Recycling Facts:
  • Three quarters of all U.S. paper recycled comes from corrugated and paperboard packaging
  • 6 of every 10 corrugated boxes are recovered for recycling in the U.S.
  • Paperboard or boxboard is not corrugated cardboard. Paperboard and boxboard are a lower grade fiber commodity