How can you tell if a cardboard box is recyclable?
Generally, as long as it’s not lined with a plastic film, coated with wax, or covered in embellishments like glitter, velvet or foil, it’s accepted. Labels, plastic windows, staples and a little tape are ok to include. All cardboard (any color). Some tape is ok, but please remove excessive tape.
How do you recycle cardboard boxes at home?
The first step in the cardboard recycling process is to break down the box. Use a box cutter, knife, scissors or house key to cut any tape holding the box together, allowing you to easily collapse it. Check to make sure there are no packaging materials, like plastic, left in the box. Then flatten it completely.
What packaging is recyclable?
Recyclable materials include glass, metal, card, paper and – increasingly – certain plastics. However, by far the most common form of recycled / recyclable packaging is corrugated cardboard.
Are plastic corrugated boxes recyclable?
A corrugated box can be recycled under most circumstances. The corrugated shipping boxes that are typically used to ship goods to a home or business are almost always recyclable, as are the boxes of electronic devices and consumer goods.
How do I dispose of a large TV box?
Place the box in your recycling bin, or beside the bin if your city’s recycling rules allow it. Just make sure it isn’t going to rain before putting it outside.