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If you've just moved homes or have bought some new flatpack furniture, you might have a fair few cardboard boxes lying around. A cardboard removal service can help you to remove these, and will do all the lifting, loading and disposal so you don't have to.

What is a cardboard removal service?

Cardboard removal is a service that processes boxes, usually for people who have just moved to a new house. Cardboard removal involves picking up the cardboard boxes and either reusing or recycling them.

When should I use a cardboard removal service?

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Whenever you have a large amount of cardboard boxes to remove. This might be when you move homes and have more cardboard boxes than you know what to do with. Or you might have bought quite a few pieces of flat pack furniture and have found yourself with too many boxes.

How do I compare cardboard removal services?

The easiest way to compare cardboard removal services is to use an online platform like Airtasker or Oneflare. Once you have posted the details of your job you'll receive quotes from companies in your area. Once you have compared quotes you can choose a cardboard removal specialist that provides a reliable service with good customer reviews and transparent pricing.

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How much does cardboard removal cost?

Cardboard removal can cost between $40 - $80 for a one-time pickup. The exact cost will vary depending on your location, the amount of cardboard you have, and whether you need any other rubbish removed at the same time.

How should I prepare my cardboard for removal?

Some cardboard removal companies will ask you to break down the boxes before they are collected, others will do this for you. You might also need to remove bubble wrap and other packing materials, and ensure the boxes are completely empty. To ensure the pickup is as fast as possible, put the cardboard somewhere easy to access like a hallway or by the front door.

Do I need to be there when my cardboard is picked up for removal?

Usually, someone will need to be at your home or business to let the workers in and pick up the cardboard. You won't necessarily need to be your home or business though depending on where the cardboard is located on your property. Discuss this with the collection company to see if you'll be needed to welcome the collectors.

What does a cardboard removal service include and not include?

Every cardboard removal service has a unique set of skills and some specialise in different types of cardboard. Generally their services include and do not include:


  • Cardboard collection. A cardboard removal specialist will collect your cardboard box in a van or trailer. They will arrange a time to collect the cardboard and will either collect your flattened boxes or break them down before collecting them.
  • Cardboard reuse. If the cardboard is in a good condition, the removal company might carefully break down the boxes and store them for transportation. They will later be resold as second hand or used by a removals firm.
  • Cardboard recycling. If the cardboard is past its best and can't be reused, it can be recycled. As long as it's not too stained or wet, it can be taken to a local recycling facility. There they will be shredded and pulped before water and chemicals are added to break the material down.

Not included

  • Moving goods inside boxes
  • Furniture removal
  • Removing wooden or plastic
  • Moving cardboard boxes between homes

Pros and cons of a cardboard removal service


  • They have the knowledge and experience to work quickly and efficiently
  • They have a vehicle
  • They can do the heavy lifting
  • Can be an eco friendly option


  • It can be time consuming to collect quotes and choose a cardboard removal company
  • Added expense

Cardboard removal is a hassle-free way to get rid of your unwanted cardboard. These services can easily recycle, dispose or give a second life to cardboard.

Frequently asked questions

What other options are there for cardboard removal?

If cardboard removal doesn't sound like the right option for you, here are some alternatives:

  • Ask a moving company if they want the boxes
  • Take them to a recycling centre
  • Advertise them on social media
  • Leave them on the curb to be collected
  • Donate them to charities or animal shelters

Why should I recycle cardboard?

The main benefit of recycling cardboard is the amount of waste sent to landfill. Landfill sites are harmful to the environment and cause air and water pollution. Recycling cardboard also saves energy. Recycling cardboard takes much less energy than making new cardboard. Recycling is a labour-intensive procedure that creates job opportunities and helps economic stability.

Do I have to remove tape from cardboard before removal?

Most cardboard products can be recycled. Tape and labels and other commonly found items on cardboard can be removed at the recycling centre. The only thing you should remove is any bubble wrap or packaging that isn't made from paper or cardboard.

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