Cardboard Recycling

When Not to Recycle Cardboard...

In most cases, cardboard can be easily recycled, though recycling collectors often require that cardboard boxes be flattened before collection. Tape, labels, and other items can be left on the cardboard (they'll be removed at the recycling center).

Cardboard and paperboard can't always be recycled, however.  Pizza boxes and other food containers are often contaminated with grease, rendering them useless for recycling. Other cardboard containers are coated with wax or other substances to give them more strength when wet -- these usually can't be recycled, either. Juice containers, milk cartons, and some produce boxes are resin- or wax-coated and are not always recyclable.

Please note:  Our trash collector will NOT take cardboard or paperboard that's wet.  

If you have any concerns, please call the Borough Office at 610-874-2557.  Thank you.