Residents Asked to Flatten Cardboard for Recycling Collection

Residents Asked to Flatten Cardboard for Recycling Collection

Residents using their grey boxes for recycling collection are asked to flatten any cardboard product that does not easily fit inside the curbside container.
The grey box is designed for paper and cardboard recycling, but those who collect the items face obstacles with large quantities of cardboard that is not broken down for easier access.
Some of the product could be large screen televisions, screen tent cardboard boxes an numerous other large items. Residents are asked to ensure the cardboard recycled material is flattened, bundled and even tied. The dimensions should be 2X3 and bundled if at all possible for easier collection. You should also ensure plastic, liners and Styrofoam® materials are removed from the product.
‘The collectors are ensuring the grey and blue boxes are collected curbside, but there are times when large volumes of cardboard is not broken down and that can cause collection issues for the drivers,’ said FRSW manager of public relations, Brad Janes. ‘Even if the product is too large for the recycle box, we are asking residents to simply break the cardboard down, flatten and bundle it, if possible. Large cardboard items not broken down may not be collected.’

For further information contact – A reminder, too, that FRSW does not collect garbage or recycle items. You can contact your local collector if you have any questions on those matters.


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