Why It's Important To Break Down Cardboard Waste

Why It's Important To Break Down Cardboard Waste


If you're a business owner or manager, chances are you generate a lot of cardboard waste, but are you aware of the consequences, especially the added costs, that arise from not breaking it down for disposal? We've assembled a helpful resource that details why 'breaking it down' is important and the best practices for doing so - let us know what you think!


The Golden Rule: Break It Down

Breaking down your cardboard waste is more important than you might think it is, and not doing so usually results in more expensive bills for your business, here's why:

Bulky, unbroken cardboard leads to a lot of air occupying space in your container

Filling your containers with air requires more pickups

More pickups lead to more expenses


Best Practices

It's best practice to break your cardboard down to optimize the space in your container(s) and reduce the amount of pickups your business requires. Follow these steps to properly break it down:


  1. Take your box and turn it upside down. Run a box cutter along the center bottom, slicing through the packing tape
  2. Repeat this under the two flaps on each end of the box, freeing the tape at the edges
  3. Pull all four flaps straight up, so that all edges on either end move freely up and down
  4. Lightly push and twist in until the box collapses on itself, now flattened and ready to be stacked


Breaking down your cardboard allows you to recycle more without the hassle of frequent pickups and costly fees. If you have any questions about your cardboard, feel free to reach out to us or leave a comment below!



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