Cardboard packaging

Packagings made of cardboard, paper, and paperboard belong to cardboard collection.

As the name suggests, cardboard packagings are packagings made of cardboard, paper, and paperboard that belong to cardboard collection. This includes, for instance, milk cartons and cardboard boxes.

Cardboard collection is for dry and clean packagings, such as milk and juice cartons, breakfast cereal and oatmeal boxes, paper bags, toy boxes, egg cartons, pizza boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls, corrugated cardboard etc.

What should I be aware of?

The packaging must be clean and dry. Staples or tapings do not need to be removed, but it is important to flatten the packaging before leaving it for recycling. In this way, more cardboard can be accommodated in the container, which means that emptying trucks do not need to run as often, thus protecting the environment. Remove plastic corks and put them in plastic collection.

Where can I sort cardboard?

Anyone can sort cardboard and bring it to a Rinki ecopoint. Cardboard can also be collected at a property if you ordered the service via a transport company. As of July 2023 cardboard packaging is collected from alla housing companies with five or more apartments.

What happens to the cardboard?

Collected cardboard becomes a new raw material in the manufacture of e.g. corrugated cardboard, packaging, envelopes and covers.

You can print out stickers for cardboard packaging containers here (PDF).

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