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Understanding Cardboard Recycling

Cardboard is one of the most commonly used packaging materials worldwide. While it's biodegradable, recycling cardboard is more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Cardboard recycling not only conserves resources but also reduces the demand for landfill space and reduces the energy required to produce new cardboard.

What Constitutes Cardboard for Recycling?

Cardboard can be broadly categorized into:

  1. Corrugated Cardboard: Typically used in packaging boxes, it has a wavy inner layer between two flat layers.

  2. Paperboard or Chipboard: A thinner type of cardboard used for items like cereal boxes or shoeboxes.

  3. Waxed Cardboard: Often used for produce boxes or milk cartons, but it's less commonly accepted for recycling due to the wax coating.

Tips for Effective Cardboard Recycling:

  1. Keep it Clean: Ensure that the cardboard is free from food residue, as contaminated cardboard can't be recycled.

  2. Flatten the Boxes: This saves space in recycling bins and facilities.

  3. Remove Non-Cardboard Materials: Items like plastic wrappers, styrofoam, or packing peanuts should be separated before recycling.


Why Choose Adelaide Wheelie Bins for Cardboard Recycling?

  1. Eco-Friendly Approach: Adelaide Wheelie Bins prioritizes sustainable practices, ensuring that cardboard is recycled efficiently.

  2. Convenient Solutions: Our bins are designed for ease of use, making cardboard recycling hassle-free for both households and businesses.

  3. Affordable Services: Get top-tier recycling solutions without stretching your budget.

  4. Dedicated Support: Our team is committed to guiding you through the recycling process, ensuring maximum efficiency.

Did You Know?

Recycling one tonne of cardboard saves up to 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water. By choosing to recycle, you're making a significant positive impact on the environment.


Cardboard recycling plays a pivotal role in conserving resources and mitigating environmental impacts. In South Australia, specific guidelines and facilities are dedicated to ensuring the efficient recycling of paper and cardboard. For a deeper understanding of the recycling options available for recovered paper and cardboard in the region, refer to the insights provided by Green Industries SA​.

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