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Sophie Morgan
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This is probably an off the wall question, but I'm really curious. I'd saved up a bunch of cardboard frames from games that I'd punched. I finally got around to hauling it all to the recycling center the other day and they told me it would have to go in the garbage, that they couldn't recycle that.

I thought it was odd because they take chipboard (cereal and cracker boxes, and the like), along with the standard corrugated stuff. I would have thought that gaming cardboard would be "better" than chipboard and for sure recyclable. But not here.

So I'm just curious if any of you are able to recycle your gaming cardboard? I'm not super crunchy or anything, but I do like to recycle where I can.
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Eddy Richards
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We do here - I just put it with the rest of the recycling, it's collected every two weeks. As far as I know they have no problem with it!
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Ed_the_Red wrote:
We do here - I just put it with the rest of the recycling, it's collected every two weeks. As far as I know they have no problem with it!


Same in Norway.trash
 
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Andrew Smith
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I hope so, I've been putting it in the paper/card recycling bags for months now.

Hard to know if it gets sorted out at the processing centre, but worth doing rather than just chucking it in the rubbish I suppose.
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Yes. My wife takes all of the sprues to her preschool and they "recycle" them by cutting them up, painting them, using them as stencils, playdough molds, masks, ...

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matthew.marquand wrote:
Yes. My wife takes all of the sprues to her preschool and they "recycle" them by cutting them up, painting them, using them as stencils, playdough molds, masks, ...



this. i send mine w/ my 9yo daughter. In an erea of MASSIVE budget cuts/shortfalls, being able to 'reuse' gaming cutouts/punchboards is in fact useful in arts/crafts, posters/displays, etc.
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Eddy Richards
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Indeed - our local school nursery has an ample supply of templates for circles, squares, hexagons and other shapes - I sometimes wonder what they make of the seemingly endless supply!
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Johan Haglert
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Its packaging recycling, with emphasis put on packaging.

So I assume "no", or that it depends.

However I don't give a shit so a piece of metal goes into the metal can bin, a plastic hanger in the plastic bin and my punch out boards in the paper board inlet.

I haven't thought about it.

Even if it would be thrown with the rest it would be burnt though so I doubt there would be much bad coming from it just that the only good would be some heat.

My only rest garbage is ear pins (I know you shouldn't use them), envelopes (maybe the glue is the issue in your case to?), those plastic coated wires for bread bags and plastic bags with used cat litter + vacuum dust. And occasionally if there would be a combined plastic + metal thing like the bell from my bike or pens and odd stuff like worn out shoes.
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Sophie Morgan
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davido wrote:
matthew.marquand wrote:
Yes. My wife takes all of the sprues to her preschool and they "recycle" them by cutting them up, painting them, using them as stencils, playdough molds, masks, ...



this. i send mine w/ my 9yo daughter. In an erea of MASSIVE budget cuts/shortfalls, being able to 'reuse' gaming cutouts/punchboards is in fact useful in arts/crafts, posters/displays, etc.


That's a good idea. I don't have kids, but maybe I can see if the school my neighbors' kids go to can use them next time.
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Jeff McCarroll
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Yep, we use them for stencils for our kids. I should post some of their creations. Maybe not as I'm sure I am a biased critic of their work.

matthew.marquand wrote:
Yes. My wife takes all of the sprues to her preschool Hand they "recycle" them by cutting them up, painting them, using them as stencils, playdough molds, masks, ...

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After my kid is through with them, they go into the recycle bin.
 
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Guido Gloor
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Regular paper and cardboard recycling. They're not plastified - if they were, it wouldn't go there. But it's just cardboard after all.
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haslo wrote:
Regular paper and cardboard recycling.

Also in Austria meeple
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No problem in Romania either. They take it anyway and then dump it along with everything else...shake
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yes i think so but then it just goes in the recycling bin so i dont know...recently here cardboard has stopped been compost cos of the inks - think they burn it now
 
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Ed G.
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Ed_the_Red wrote:
We do here - I just put it with the rest of the recycling, it's collected every two weeks. As far as I know they have no problem with it!



This is what I do also. Recycle 'em all, let the company with the contract from the city to process the recycling sort them out.
 
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Re: Is gaming carboard recyclable where you live?
No worries in Melbourne.
 
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