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Protect the planet with proper cardboard recycling


Have a stack of cardboard boxes taking up space in your home or office?

Don’t toss them in the trash.

Instead, go green by either giving them away for reuse or placing them in the recycling bin.

Did you know recycled cardboard can become a new box, gift wrap and even drywall liner? And that recycling one ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil?

Advanced Disposal makes it easy for residential customers to go green by offering single-stream recycling wherever it can. That means residents can mix all approved recyclable items, such as cardboard, in one container, with absolutely no sorting necessary.

Large pieces of cardboard and cardboard boxes should be broken down and cut into smaller pieces before being placed in the bin.

And while recycling is the first step in the process, it's important to put materials in the cart or bin that actually belong there. Know before you throw. To that end, cardboard is no longer recyclable once it is tarnished with grease or food, such as a pizza box. You can, however, tear off the untarnished parts and recycle them.

For businesses, the most common service Advanced Disposal provides is cardboard recycling, with once-weekly pickup.

The materials can be collected using frontload containers, roll-offs or compactors. By adding recycling to their commercial services, businesses have the potential to lower their waste bill by reducing their waste stream, and possibly earn money via a recycling rebate.

Recycling in the office leads to more overall awareness and can lead employees to take the recycling to their home.

Together, we can all make the Earth a better place by making small changes.

For more information or any other questions, please visit Advanced Disposal at