Recycling Cardboard Boxes

Ways to re-use the humble cardboard box

Ways to re-use the humble cardboard box

Can I recycle cardboard boxes?

Yes. Some local authority kerbside schemes will collect cardboard, or you can take it to a recycling bank.

What else can I do with them?

  • Keep large cardboard boxes whenever you move house – even if you don’t plan to move again, your friends or neighbours might need them.
  • Your local school or playgroup may use cardboard boxes for craft projects.
  • Use a cardboard box to collect your other recycling in – then you won’t have to separate it later!

Re-use your Cardboard boxes

  • Small boxes – re-use as gift boxes or storage
  • Egg boxes - use as seed trays or in compost
  • Cereal boxes – use to reinforce envelopes, make bookmarks or magazine holders
  • Large boxes - use for animal bedding, mulching and compost, and under-the-bed storage

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  1. Sophie Maude

    Tear it up and add it to your compost heap. Helps the quality of the compost