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Breaking Down Cardboard And Paper Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Aug 25, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

Cardboard, paperboard, paper, and newsprint can all be recycled. Essentially, they are all made with paper fibers which means it's all paper recycling. 

Fortunately, cardboard recycling and paper recycling has become one of the success stories for the Zero Waste movement and recycling efforts of the United States. But it is still a pressing need.

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Topics: recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling, paperboard recycling, recycling paper, newspaper recycling

Recycling Paper And Paperboard Waste: Beyond DIY

Posted by Junk King on Apr 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

Recycling paper and paperboard waste and debris should be easy since they are almost endlessly recyclable materials. But it doesn't happen often enough.

Paper recycling—the process of converting old paper products into new paper—is one of the most successful forms of recycling in the world. Almost 70 percent of paper used in the United States winds up at a recycling plant and is remade in paper mills.

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Topics: recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling, paperboard recycling, recycling paper

Is Your Cardboard Recycling Safe?

Posted by Junk King on Sep 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

While it is certainly safe to recycle your used cardboard, your cardboard waste may not be safe!

Most people have heard about thieves stealing copper and other metals to sell as scrap. Even catalytic converters are prime targets for metal thieves. But stealing cardboard? Seriously?

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Topics: Recycling, recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling, paperboard recycling

Cardboard Recycling Done Right: A Checklist

Posted by Junk King on Aug 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

Almost everything we buy comes in some kind of cardboard package. And all that means quite a bit of cardboard recycling that has to be done. 

The problem is that we often think it's just a simple matter of throwing boxes and packages in our paper recycling bin. But there's more to it than that.

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Topics: residential trash, checklist, recycle cardboard, paper recycling, cardboard recycling

Paper Recycling: How's That Working For You?

Posted by Junk King on May 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM

 

The state of recycling in general is in turmoil right now, especially for plastic. But what about paper recycling? Is that still a viable option?

Individually and collectively, Americans go through huge amounts of paper of every type. Ever wonder what happens to it all after we toss it out?

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Topics: Landfills, trash hauling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, recycle cardboard, paper recycling

How To Recycle Cardboard

Posted by Junk King on Oct 28, 2019 1:46:00 PM

 

For most of us, recycling is just throwing our recyclables into the right containers. But what about large amounts of junk like empty boxes? Do you know how to recycle cardboard properly?

As we’ve noted in other posts, there are multiple items that can be recycled. In addition to the most common materials - paper, glass, metals and plastics - there are also many furniture items and appliances that can be recycled, not to mention lawn care equipment.

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Topics: Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, household waste, recycle cardboard, paper recycling

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