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
Pet food bags
Shredded paper (take confidential papers to shred events or consult with a shredding service company)
Paper Recycling Facts
Typically, newspaper can be recycled 5 to 7 times.
Production of recycled paper uses 80% less water and 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% of its furnish being recycled fibers.
Cardboard Recycling Facts
Three quarters of all U.S. paper recycled comes from corrugated and paperboard packaging.
Six of every ten 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.