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Metro Waste Authority – Free Cardboard Drop-off

Metro Waste Authority – Free Cardboard Drop-offJun 7, 2021

Free Cardboard Drop-off in Altoona

Overrun with cardboard that won’t fit in your Curb It! cart?

Visit the new free cardboard drop-off located at 1200 Venbury Drive in Altoona! This is at the aquatic center and the container will be in the NW corner next to the skate park. Simply remove the packing material and flatten the box, then it will slide right in.

The City of Altoona is partnering with Metro Waste Authority to bring this convenient resource closer to home. The container can be accessed 24/7. When you have oversized boxes or too much for your cart, drop it off!

Lifestyles have changed and people now have more cardboard at home than ever before. Call it the Amazon effect, sometimes there’s just too much for the cart. Leaving extra material next to the cart won’t get it picked up, so we’re making dropping it off easier.

The container available at Venbury Drive only accepts cardboard, that’s the brown stuff like the smiling boxes from Amazon. Those in the biz call it corrugated, the type with waved ridges in the middle. The flat as a pancake, thin stuff, with your favorite soda or cereal inside, are actually paper – not cardboard.

Metro Waste Authority wants to help you be a recycling expert. If you’re ever wondering where it should go, check out www.WhereItShouldGo.com or call 515.244.0021.