Carton Recycling Options

Last Updated on February 10, 2022 by Ellen Christian

We recycle as much as possible in my house.  I have buckets and bins all over the place for glass, metal, plastic, newspaper, cardboard… well you get the idea.

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Every two weeks, I haul the recycling buckets and bins to the end of the drive way and the refuse & recycling company stops by to pick it up with our garbage.  

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Choose Cartons – Carton Recycling

When I grocery shop, I try to buy things that come in recyclable packaging.  It makes me feel better about my shopping choices. Did you know that over 41 million households have access to carton recycling, and that number is growing each day.

Cartons are made from renewable materials and more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper, all from trees from responsibly managed forests. Responsible forestry promotes new forest growth and that new growth helps reduce greenhouse gasses.  That makes cartons a great choice in areas that recycle.

Not all areas recycle cartons but cartons are recyclable where facilities exist. The paper fiber contained in the cartons is valuable. Recycled cartons are used to make products like tissue, office paper, wall boards and other building materials. 

To learn if your community accepts cartons for recycling, please visit or check with your local recycling program.  Here’s more information about carton recycling and why you should Choose Cartons.  You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Carton recycling

I went on an Evergreen Fridge Hunt in my refrigerator to see what I could find that was in a carton.  I found that I mostly buy beverages in cartons. In the past, I’ve purchased stock and tomato products in cartons as well.  

I do like how fresh cartons keep my milk because they keep the light out.  I wish that the gallons of milk came in cartons as well since we go through a ton of milk in my house. I love that cartons use less packaging than other options.   I checked the website and unfortunately our area does not yet recycle cartons.  

I plan on asking them if  they can offer carton recycling in my area. I would really love to stop buying things in plastic because it’s too hard to find out which plastic products are BPA free.

Watch this video to see how easy it is to recycle your cartons.   Every carton fact shared, via Twitter, using the hashtag #choosecartons will help raise money for Habitat for Humanity®  Just click the tweet box below to help out.

5 thoughts on “Carton Recycling Options”

  1. I really need to start recycling again! I was doing it very well when i lived in germany but it seems like more effort and work to do it here in the states. 
  2. We recycle too. Since our town started recycling two years ago, we went from almost a bag of trash a day (with 6 people in our family) to only about 3 bags a week! Essentially we cut our trash in 1/2!
  3. Our family has also been making a very conscious effort to recycle. It's great as our 2 year old now knows, by clockwork, to throw paper and plastics in the recycle bin. Just wish more people would realize it isn't hard to change!

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