Do I have to flatten cardboard boxes?
Please flatten boxes to make sure everything fits in your cart and remove styrofoam (egg cartons, peanuts or packing) and remove plastic wrap from cardboard cartons before recycling. It is ok if your flattened boxes stick out of the top of the cart.

Placing material on the ground defeats the efficiency of an automated system and drives up the cost of recycling. That said, if you do have to set excess cardboard on the ground that can’t fit in the cart, even after flattening boxes, we will collect it. You can also bring excess recyclables to your municipal recycling drop off.

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1. How can my town sign up for the cart program?
2. What do I put in the paper cart?
3. Does it matter how the cart is placed at the curb?
4. Do I have to flatten cardboard boxes?
5. What about bottles and cans and paper cartons?
6. Will we ever be able to put all recyclables in our cart?