Can you recycle cardboard?


Yes, you can!

How to recycle cardboard at home?


Yes, you can recycle cardboard at home.

  1. Ensure the cardboard is clean and not contaminated by materials such as grease or paint.
  2. Remove any extra materials, such as tape.
  3. Simply flatten the cardboard and put it in your household recycling bin.

How to recycle cardboard at your business

  1. Cardboard falls under the DMR waste stream. Ensure your cardboard is clean and not contaminated by food or drink residue. Remove any other materials such as tape.
  2. Inform your employees about the importance of recycling cardboard and provide clear instructions.
  3. Place designated recycling bins in relevant areas of your business, such as near break rooms or the reception area. 
  4. Clearly label these bins for dry mixed recycling that can accept cardboard.
  5. Coordinate with Bywaters regular pickups or drop-offs of the collected cardboard. 



  • Flatten the cardboard
  • Ensure the cardboard is clean

Do not

  • Mix your cardboard recycling with contaminants
  • Throw cardboard in the non-recyclable bin

The Dry Mixed Recycling Process

Your material is collected by our Euro 6 fleet

The waste is tipped into our solar-powered MRF

Each material is segregated at our specialised facility

Individual material streams are bulked and baled

Final bulked material is sent to be recycled

Facts about cardboard

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