How to Properly Dispose of Cardboard

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Cardboard is a commonly used material for packaging and shipping. Instead of throwing it in the landfill, there are several responsible methods to dispose of cardboard:

  • Recycle: Cardboard can be recycled at most recycling centers. Flatten the cardboard boxes and remove any tape or labels before recycling.
  • Reuse: If the cardboard is still in good condition, consider reusing it for storage, crafts, or moving purposes.
  • Donate: Some organizations, such as schools or local artists, may be interested in collecting cardboard for art projects or other creative uses.

It is important to note that cardboard is not considered hazardous or a safety risk. However, if the cardboard has been contaminated with food or liquid, it may not be suitable for recycling and should be disposed of in the regular trash.