Boxes & Insert
The town receives market value for each ton of corrugated cardboard that is recycled. Every ton of cardboard that is removed from the waste stream and recycled has a net benefit to Hingham of about $120 per ton (saving $100 per ton removed from waste stream plus revenue of $20 per ton for recycled cardboard).
Any size corrugated cardboard that has open holes along sides (a wavy interior layer with top and bottom cardboard layers)
Please make every effort to remove all strapping, staples, tape, and other non-cardboard material.
All cardboard boxes are to be flattened prior to recycling. This helps with efficient bailing of cardboard for transport.
Corrugated pizza boxes are acceptable only if they are not saturated with grease or other food residue.
No single layered cardboard such as cereal/cracker boxes, shoe boxes, and gift boxes. These go with recyclable paper in the paper recycling compactor.
No waxed/sealed boxes such as frozen food, milk, or other such food boxes are acceptable.