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Cardboard

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 a 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.

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 space in your residential bin
  • 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
  • Paper bags
  • Boxboard (cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc)

cardboard recycling options

Corrugated cardboard, free of food and wax, can be brought to P&M Recycling Depot, Raven Recycling Society or the Whitehorse Waste Management facility free of charge to be turned into new products. Compost your waxed cardboard (produce boxes) and food soiled cardboard (pizza boxes). 

service providers good to know
Waste Management Facility Free drop-off
P&M Recycling Depot or Raven Recycling Commercial collection services available
Free drop-off 
General Waste Management Fee for service collection available
PNW Fee for service collection available
Whitehorse Blue Bins Fee for service collection available
Blackstone Environmental  Fee for service collection available

Waste Sorting App

Sorting your waste is easy with our new What Goes Where app. Type the name of an item into the search bar and we will give you recycling, composting, or disposal options.

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