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Cardboard is accepted for recycling in curbside recycling bins, for composting in curbside composting bins, at the Drop-Off Station and at the Recovery Yard. Recycling is the preferred method, but cardboard can be composted.
Break down and flatten cardboard boxes for recycling. To compost, make sure all tape and stickers are removed from the cardboard in addition to breaking down and flattening it. Recycling is the best option for cardboard, but it can be composted.
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Try to avoid using cardboard, or keep boxes and reuse them.
A note about pizza boxes: pizza boxes are often too greasy to recycle with other cardboard. If your pizza box is relatively clean, remove the liner (often the greasiest part) and flatten box for recycling in either curbside collection or drop off recycling. Read more about pizza box recycling. Pizza boxes can also be composted, no matter how greasy.
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