For customers wishing to dispose of cartons and cardboard boxes, your local facility only accepts clean dry cardboard, with whole cartons folded flat. Waxed cardboard cartons are not accepted for recycling. Before the cardboard can be accepted for recycling at our waste facilities, the following materials must be removed from the cardboard:
- Plastic sheeting and plastic wrap
- Styrofoam and foam packaging pellets
- Banding straps
- Timber pallet
- Workplace, lunchroom or household waste
Cardboard mixed with any of these materials is not recyclable and will be sent to landfill. Sorting and handling of these materials results in increased waste management costs. Your cooperation in delivering clean sorted recyclable materials will help keep costs to the community to a minimum.