BE A CARTON CHAMPION - Carton Council

BE A CARTON CHAMPION

We need your help to spread the word about how easy it is to recycle your cartons and why it matters.

Take Action:

Resident

Five things you can do right now:

1.

PLEDGE to recycle your cartons

By taking the pledge today to always recycle your cartons, you’ll join a community of people across the country that care about recycling and reducing waste, saving energy and making a difference in their communities.

Join our community of carton recyclers who are passionate about the environment. Help us reach our goal of 10,000 pledges.

9139 people have made the pledge! See who’s made the pledge:

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MEET other avid recyclers

Sometimes it can feel like you’re the only one making that extra effort to recycle. By joining our private Facebook group, you’ll find many others just like you that care about cleaning up our planet and making it a better place to live.

4.

TEACH your kids to recycle

All good habits start early. As you help your children develop lifelong behaviors at home, teach them to recycle their juice boxes and other cartons! If they can’t recycle their milk cartons at school, you can help change that too. Talk to your kids’ school administration about the possibility to recycle the cartons consumed in the school’s cafeteria. The presentation below can help them understand what’s involved.

5.

SIGN this petition to increase access

SIGN THIS PETITION

Help bring carton recycling to your community and increase access to carton recycling across the
country by signing your name here.

MAIL YOUR CARTONS

While your residential area might not have carton recycling yet, our network can recycle them for you – all you have to do is mail them in. Whether it’s two or twenty, send them in when it’s most convenient for you using the instructions below.

Step 1. Make sure your cartons are:


Empty

Dry

Keep the straws in the package

Caps on


Step 2. Address your cartons to one of the following locations closest to you, and include proper postage. Write “CARTONS” on the front of your package.

Altogether Recycling
645 W 53rd Place
Denver, CO 80216

Firstar Fiber
10330 “I” Street
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68127

Tidewater Fiber
1958 Diamond Hill Road
Chesapeake, VA 23324

Emmet County Recycling
7363 Pleasantview Road
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

School personnel

1.

BRING Carton Recycling to YOUR SCHOOL


Adding milk and juice carton recycling to your school’s recycling program encourages students to take up good recycling practices early in life, and bring them home to their families.

BY RECYCLING CARTONS AT YOUR COMMUNITY’S SCHOOLS, YOU WILL:

  • Increase the potential to save money on disposal costs
  • Reduce cafeteria waste and stay ahead of the curve on sustainability
  • Help students develop environmentally-friendly habits
  • Reinforce the connection with recycling at home by recycling at school

Local government

1.

BRING Carton Recycling to YOUR COMMUNITY

Cartons are now as common as cans or bottles in the grocery store, so they should be as easy to recycle too. By adding cartons to your curbside program, you not only help to divert more waste from landfills, you also create another source of revenue on the sale of recyclables for your community. The addition of cartons also provides the opportunity to reinvigorate your municipality’s recycling efforts.

Think of the Carton Council as a trusted partner in helping you bring carton recycling to your community.

The Carton Council can offer:

  • Technical assistance to add carton recycling to your local program
  • Free communications toolkits and assistance with carton recycling education and promotion
  • An overview of the steps you will need to take to bring carton recycling to your residents or staff

2.

RESOURCES

THESE RESOURCES WILL HELP YOU GET STARTED:

If you have any questions or are interested in bringing carton recycling to your community, please visit cartonopportunities.org or contact: info@recyclecartons.com

Facilities

1.

BRING Carton Recycling to YOUR FACILITY

 

Diversion rates help gauge a recycling program’s effectiveness and success. Adding cartons to your list of accepted recycling materials will help increase diversion rates and create another source of revenue for your facility. While cartons are now as common as cans or bottles in the grocery store and are in high-demand from both domestic and international mills, your recovery facility is key to bringing carton recycling to your area.


The Carton Council can be a trusted partner in helping you bring carton recycling to your community.

THE CARTON COUNCIL CAN PROVIDE:

  • Technical assistance to add carton recycling to your program
  • Connection with a broker for movement to end markets
  • Evaluation of any necessary operational changes
  • Free communications toolkits and assistance with carton recycling education and promotion

HOW TO ADD CARTON RECYCLING TO YOUR FACILITY:

Here is an overview of the steps you will need to take to add carton recycling to your facility. If you have any questions, please contact info@recyclecartons.com.

  • Let us know you’re interested — email us at info@recyclecartons.com
  • Work with our team to ensure you meet grade #52 specifications
  • Install equipment in your facility that will manually or automatically sort cartons
  • Teach your sorting staff how to identify cartons
  • Move your carton material bales to nearby paper mills
  • Inform residents and customers that carton recycling is available
2.

RESOURCES

THESE RESOURCES WILL HELP YOU GET STARTED:

If you have any questions or are interested in bringing carton recycling to your facility, please visit cartonopportunities.org or contact: info@recyclecartons.com