The Waupaca Regional Recycling Center is changing how it collects cardboard.
Effective Nov. 18, cardboard will now be put in the same dumpster as the mixed paper, eliminating the need for the 40-yard roll-off containers.
The reason for this change is to reduce operational costs by providing for a more cost-effective means of hauling materials to Waupaca County’s processing facility.
In order for cardboard to fit in the mixed-paper dumpsters, all boxes must be flattened and no larger than three-feet by three-feet in size, as indicated in the Recycling Guidelines.
Folding cardboard to three-feet by three-feet will not be allowed as cardboard will unfold and bridge in the dumpster, creating a problem for unloading. Loads of large cardboard will be turned away.
The Waupaca Regional Recycling Center also accepts newspaper, No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles, steel cans, aluminum cans, glass bottles, waste oil and oil filters for recycling; leaves, grass and pine needles for composting; brush for chipping; and garbage through a pay-per-bag disposal program. Some fees apply.
For more information, contact the Waupaca County Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 715-258-6240.