Recycling 101: Paper & Cardboard

We know firsthand how hard it can be to navigate through the mire of symbols and restrictions that dictate what should go into our recycling bins—we’ve spent many hours trying to figure it out ourselves. Harder still is the fact that many of these rules can be dependent on what city you live in or your local recycling center.

So, in an effort to try to make the whole experience easier, we’ve researched exactly what you can—and cannot—throw into the bin. Part three in our four part series about recycling is about Paper & Cardboard (see Part One, Recycling 101: Plastics and Part Two, Recycling 101: Metals). Be sure to Pin, print, and pass this chart to anyone who needs it (we’ve got it up on our refrigerators already). And if you still have questions, contact the waste facilities in your community to learn about curb-side pick up and their specific recycling criteria.


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