Tip: It's a good idea to flatten and cut down cardboard. This not only conserves cart space, but it also keeps boxes from getting lodged in the cart, preventing the cart from emptying fully during automated collection.
Cardboard outside the cart will not be collected. If you have too much at certain times, visit the Recycling Drop-Off locations or wait until the next collection. If you consistently fill your cart, look into the Curb It! Extra program.
What about moving boxes?
It can be especially difficult to find room for all of the boxes after a move. In addition to the options outlined above, you can:
- Contact a moving company to take back boxes.
- List the boxes on a swap site, such as Craig's List.
- Schedule a special collection with your recycling hauler for a cost.