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Cardboard - a generic term for a heavy-duty paper.  Other names for cardboard include cardstock, display board, grey board, paperboard and pressed cardboard.



Corrugated Cardboard ­- a paper-based material consisting of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat linerboards. It is widely used in the manufacture of corrugated boxes and shipping containers.


Some examples of cardboard that can be recycled:


Corrugated Shipping Boxes


Non-Food Boxes


  • Gift boxes
  • Heath Care Products
  • Dry Goods Products
  • Outer Cover/Boxes (i.e. outer sleeve over a plastic DVD/CD case)


Food Boxes


  • Cereal Boxes
  • Cookie and Snack boxes
  • Pasta Boxes


Pressed Cardboard


Egg Cartons


Drink holders




Toilet Paper and/or Paper Towel Tubes



Note: The following types of Cardboard are not recyclable


  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Foiled lined Boxes
  • Wax Coated Boxes
  • Pizza Boxes (Pizza Boxes can be recycled only if they are not soiled)



Most recycling programs accept cardboard and corrugated cardboard for recycling.  Please contact your recycling company for proper preparation instructions.