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1 Million Boxes

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1 Million Boxes

In the last year we’ve collected an extra 518.66 tonnes of cardboard from residents. That’s the equivalent of 1,037,320 medium moving boxes.

More online shopping means a lot more cardboard and our crews can’t fit it all in the recycling trucks. We have an extra vehicle to collect bigger cardboard, but there’s often still too much cardboard for us to manage.

Left outside properties for collection, our crews have seen:

  • a cardboard box the size of a skip
  • a full driveway of boxes
  • boxes from a whole kitchen refit

How you can help

  • Flatten your boxes before you put them out. This makes a huge difference to how much cardboard we can collect
  • If you have a lot of cardboard, put it out for collection over a few weeks
  • Can’t wait? Use the Household Recycling Centres for free
Posted on 21/07/2021

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