Boxes: cardboard and boxboard

Special attention

Hennepin County only accepts cardboard sized 3' by 3' or smaller sized at its Drop-Off Facilities.

Please review other disposal options for this item from the list below

Recommended disposal options


Cardboard and boxes can be recycled at home.

Other disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Cardboard, boxes, boxboard


No charge

Drop-off limit

Bloomington Drop-off Facility limit: one pickup truck load of cardboard per visit from households.

Larger quantities of cardboard from households should be delivered to the Brooklyn Park Transfer Station.

Materials preparation

Cardboard must be 3 feet by 3 feet or smaller sized.

Remove all packaging material from cardboard, including Styrofoam™ and plastic wrap. Styrofoam can go into the garbage. The plastic wrap, if separated first, can be brought in for plastic wrap recycling.

Due to a significant increase in cardboard recycling, Hennepin County only accepts cardboard that is 3 feet by 3 feet or smaller sized.

Pizza boxes: Contact your city or waste hauler

Clean delivery pizza boxes may go in recycling in some areas (check with your city recycling or hauler first), and greasy or food-soiled delivery pizza boxes are accepted by organics recycling programs. They may also be put in the garbage.