Many items we purchase come in corrugated cardboard boxes, the thick boxes with the wavy lines. Cardboard is easy and environmentally efficient to recycle, saving large amounts of water and energy when compared to the manufacturing of virgin materials.
Cardboard was identified in the City’s Solid Waste Action Plan 2013 as bulky in the landfill and easy to recycle with recycling options and services already available to commercial and residential sectors. Since May 1st, 2015 cardboard must be separated from your regular waste. Unsorted load fees apply to waste bin mixed with cardboard. See Tipping Fees for more info.
Why Recycle Cardboard?
Cardboard is bulky and fills up not only the City’s landfill but your waste bin
Can save you money by reducing the amount of waste in your commercial waste container
Saves you from paying Unsorted Load tipping fees
Recycling cardboard reduces your carbon footprint and environmental impact
Recycling cardboard reduces the amount of trees harvested, saving resources
It’s the right thing to do
What Happens To Recycled Cardboard
Recycled cardboard can be turned back into numerous materials:
New cardboard boxes
Brown paper products, like paper towel
Paper towels and tissues
Boxboard (cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc)
Cardboard Recycling Options
Corrugated cardboard, free of food and wax, can be brought to P&M Recycling Depot or Raven Recycling Society free of charge to be turned into new products. Sign up to Whitehorse Blue Bin Recycling for biweekly curbside collections. Compost your food soiled cardboard (pizza boxes).