County Waste Cairo News

The County Waste News section is here to provide you with useful information about recycling and proper waste disposal. We will also keep you up-to-date on our community involvement.

Please Recycle Cardboard

While the lion’s share of the 30 million tons of cardboard comes from commercial establishments, the rest comes from our homes but can be easily recycled as part of County Waste and Recycling’s curbside recycling program.

It's about what you’d expect: more cardboard, paper products, newspapers and much, much more. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates there is about 30 million tons of corrugated cardboard generated each year.

Recycling Cardboard

For corrugated cardboard collection, we ask our customers to break down their corrugated cardboard and cut it into 2 foot pieces – carefully! Please use a sharp utility knife and wear gloves and always push the blade away from your body.

Cutting down the cardboard makes transporting the material much easier and more efficient and, once in the facility, the smaller pieces are less likely to clog machinery.

Recycling cardboard is an effective way to ease burdens on landfills and the environment. And it’s easy! Because cardboard has already been processed, recycling it into new products saves resources like virgin trees and water.

Here are some handy recycling tips from the EPA:

  • Have a system in place to collect recyclable cardboard before it becomes trash
  • Break boxes down flat to conserve space in recycling containers
  • Be sure to remove all strapping, polystyrene, plastic, and other contaminants before recycling and if you generate large quantities consider baling your cardboard
  • Secure a clean, dry place to collect cardboard because wet cardboard is often rejected at a recycling facility

At County Waste and Recycling, commercial and residential customers have many container sizes to choose from for their single stream recycling. Commercial customers may also find a roll-off more convenient for their waste needs.

In addition to waste collection services, County Waste also operates a Transfer Station at our location.

County Waste & Recycling
465 Ross Ruland Rd Ext
South Cairo, NY 12482

Phone 518-622-2300
Hours:  Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm


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About County Waste and Recycling

The South Cairo, New York location of County Waste and Recycling service area covers the New York counties of Columbia, Greene, and Ulster.

From Cairo residential garbage and recycling services and Greene County commercial roll off service, to Ulster County industrial waste removal and construction and demolition waste collection services in Columbia County, whatever your waste removal needs, County Waste Cairo is here to help.


If you have questions regarding any of our waste and recycling services contact us online or call: (888) 549-2783

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