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Recycling cardboard takes 24% less energy and produces 50% less sulfur dioxide than making cardboard from raw materials. There are two kinds of cardboard: corrugated and paperboard. Corrugated cardboard, used to make packing and shipping boxes, is identified by the inner, wavy layer of cardboard, making it a three-layer sandwich of cardboard. Paperboard (sometimes called chipboard) is a single layer of gray cardboard that's used to make packages like cereal boxes and shoeboxes.

Tips for Recycling Cardboard: It is helpful, but not necessary, to break down cardboard boxes prior to recycling them.

NOTE: Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority to Stop Taking Cardboard Effective Immediately. Read More

Select a material to find more information and to see where it may be recycled in the area:

The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority is the central resource for waste reduction in the county with a focus on the education and awareness of sustainable techniques and initiatives.

Kanawha County
Solid Waste Authority
600 Slack Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-4477

Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm