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Commercial Cardboard and Office Paper Curbside Recycling
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BCSWMD provides curbside collection of cardboard and office paper to businesses located within the City of Columbus. Each location is eligible for pick-up up to 3 times per week.

Cost: The service of this container is free. The business needs to purchase a rear load container of size that works for your cardboard and paper use. Alternatively, if you are a small business and do not generate much material, you can purchase a Toter from Lowes Home Improvement as your cardboard container. BCSWMD will provide "cardboard only" decals to communicate the purpose of your container.

Materials Accepted:
  • Corrugated Cardboard - Must be flattened. Styrofoam and inserts and plastic film must be removed.
  • Paperboard - Must be flattened and inserts removed.
  • White Paper - Staples are OK. No paper clips. Place in clear bag. Do not overfill.
  • Computer Paper - Includes computer paper with bars. Place in clear bag. Do not overfill.
  • Mixed Office Paper - Includes colored paper, carbonless forms, flyers and Post-it notes.
  • Junk Mail - Includes envelopes with windows, brochures. Must be all paper. No CD's.
  • Shredded Paper - Any color. Do not overfill bags.
  • Magazines - Must be separated from all other paper. Double bag. Only fill 1/3 of bag.


Materials NOT Accepted
  • No paper towels, napkins, tissue or toilet paper.
  • No packaging material. Please remove all plastic wrap, Styrofoam, etc. before placing cardboard in your container.
  • No potato chip bags, candy wrappers or gift-wrap.
  • No trash.
  • No Newspaper, books or phone books. These items can be Recycled at the C/B Recycling Center on Business Monday.
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