Sioux Falls Cardboard Recycling Guide

Recycling Categories

Many products we buy are packaged in boxes for shipping and/or branded packaging, usually made of cardboard or paperboard, boxboard and chipboard.

Unlike corrugated cardboard, paperboard is made with just one layer, while cardboard is made with three (two flat layers around the middle wavy layer). Cardboard, cartons and paperboard are all recyclable and can be turned into things like new boxes, cartons, paper towel rolls, tissues, or paper backing on roofing shingles!

How much food/grease is okay on cardboard? If soaked through a pizza box, rip that part off and recycle the rest. If it’s just a little bit here and there, scrape any food out to get it as clean as possible and toss it in!





Put In Your Recycling Bin

Labels, Tape, Staples are OK. No FOOD or Styrofoam.

  • Cereal boxes
  • Pasta boxes
  • Cracker boxes
  • Snack boxes
  • Pizza boxes (see details)
  • Tea boxes
  • Pop-tart boxes
  • Soda case boxes
  • Pop boxes
  • Milk Cartons (no straw)
  • Juice Cartons (no straw)
  • Soup Broth Cartons
  • Wine Cartons
  • Wine Boxes
  • Donut boxes (plastic windows OK)
  • Bakery boxes (plastic windows OK)
  • Baked Goods boxes
  • Cake boxes (plastic windows OK)
  • Cupcake boxes (plastic windows OK)
  • Muffin boxes (plastic windows OK)
  • Shoe boxes
  • Gift boxes (no string or bows)
  • Electronics boxes (no styrofoam)
  • Toy box packaging (no toys)
  • Game boxes (no game parts)
  • Toothpaste boxes (no toothpaste tube)
  • Medication boxes
  • Medicine boxes
  • Toiletry boxes
  • Tissue boxes
  • Kleenex boxes
  • Toilet paper roll tube
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cardboard packaging
  • Envelope boxes
  • Shipping boxes (no styrofoam)
  • Shipping cardboard packages (no styrofoam)
  • Still not sure? Ask Us!


Recycle Separately or Place in Trash

See disposal instructions under list

  • Packaging “Cushioning” (plastic pillows, bubble wrap, styrofoam, etc)
  • Cloth or Fabric storage boxes (donate)
  • Still not sure? Ask Us!



See EVERYTHING you can put in your recycling bin here! (It’s not just for glass) If what you’re looking for is not on the list, ask us! We’ll help you find the best disposal option in our area.