When you pull up to the recycling area at ORS you may already know that the dedicated cardboard container is the one on the far right. We understand, however, that there is still some confusion because of incorrect signage that conflicts with where you’re being told to put cardboard. That is being fixed.
In the past, cardboard in the mixed recycling bins wasn’t a big deal. However, we want to do better now…and for a good reason. As you may have heard, we’ve been working on raising funds to purchase a baler that will allow us to package corrugated cardboard (as well as other materials) that will take up less space in a shipping container. This would mean fewer trips to the mainland resulting in many dollars being saved on transportation. We don’t really make money on cardboard but we can certainly spend less to recycle it.
Separating the corrugated cardboard from other recyclable materials is a great habit to get into to prepare for the arrival of our baler. And it’s pretty simple. Just make sure all your “CLEAN, DRY, FLATTENED, CORRUGATED cardboard” goes into the dedicated container. By doing this you’ll help us be better stewards of our money and the environment.
If one of our volunteer docents is on duty, feel free to ask them any questions you may have…that’s what they’re there for. Thanks for helping us put cardboard in its place!