Solid Waste Department


Cardboard Recycling includes:

  • Corrugated cardboard boxes,
  • Pizza boxes (no food waste- grease is ok)
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Beer Boxes
  • Other drink boxes
  • Tissue boxes
  • Food boxes
  • Staples, address labels, tape, etc. are ok.
  • Must be dry and broken down flat

Do not include:

  • Waxed or plastic-coated cardboard
  • Styrofoam or any other packing materials

Recyclable cardboard is accepted at all Allegany County Recycling Centers.

In 2023, Allegany County Residents diverted 334.49 tons of cardboard from the waste stream. This material was sold and shipped to the WestRock Solvay Paper Mill in Syracuse, New York, where it is recycled and manufactured into cardboard and paperboard. The revenue generated from this material $20,100 helped offset the Residential Disposal Permit and Tickets cost.