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Josh Hagood
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I did some googling on whether greyboard is recyclable but couldn't find anything besides articles and info on how greyboard is made of recycled paper already. (Good for us, creating post-consumer product demand!) We live in a place that emphasizes recycling and sorting correctly, and our trash bin is half the size of our recycle bin so I'd like to know.

I know a lot of recycled products are not recyclable again, so now I' not sure. Has anyone heard either way?
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I merrily add ours to our cardboard recycling collection.
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Over here the standard answer to "is x reccyclable?" is "Check with your local council". It varies quite a bit from area to area.
I've always put my punchboard & inserts into the recycling & haven't had any complaints
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I've been throwing mine in our recycle container for a decade. I haven't been arrested by the recycle police yet.
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I've not heard of any jurisdiction not accepting this kind of paper.
I think it's a pretty safe bet.

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Paper is one of the most recyclable materials, along with aluminum. I'd see no reason why you couldn't put punchboards in the cardboard recycling box. I certainly do.
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It absolutely is recyclable. However, we mostly use it as construction kindling for our fire. It's nice an aerated, but strong enough to build up with
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Toc13 wrote:
Over here the standard answer to "is x reccyclable?" is "Check with your local council". It varies quite a bit from area to area.


Or sometimes "not currently recyclable" ("then why don't you use something that is?")

To answer the original question, I'm sure it is recyclable.
 
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I compost mine.
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Recycle 99% of ours with the odd one making a useful camo stencil for airbrushing models or scenery.

EDIT so camo is cameo mr spellchecker . Coolio
 
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In games with trays for components, I put the punched board under the tray to keep everything packed tight.
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mrouser wrote:
In games with trays for components, I put the punched board under the tray to keep everything packed tight.


Ha! I was throwing away the Gloomhaven punchboard and TI4 punchboard when asking this question... TI4 barely fits back in the box, and Gloomhaven straight up doesn't. I had to take the tile map out of the game box and put it in it's own container or else the lid would sit half-way up the bottom of the box. So making anything more snug was not a goal this time.

Not a bad idea for most games though.
 
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joe_salamone wrote:
I've been throwing mine in our recycle container for a decade. I haven't been arrested by the recycle police yet.

Do you think that if it wasn't recyclable, someone would inform you?
 
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stanstanminson wrote:
joe_salamone wrote:
I've been throwing mine in our recycle container for a decade. I haven't been arrested by the recycle police yet.

Do you think that if it wasn't recyclable, someone would inform you?

See your avatar for my response.


(no, they probably wouldn't)
 
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stanstanminson wrote:
joe_salamone wrote:
I've been throwing mine in our recycle container for a decade. I haven't been arrested by the recycle police yet.

Do you think that if it wasn't recyclable, someone would inform you?


My local trash+recycle company puts alerts on their bills and newsletters with reminders like this, but I highly doubt there's enough heavy board gamers in the region to warrant a reply. They mention things like standard plastic bags being non-recyclable though, which is why I was wondering.
 
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When in doubt, recycle. Especially if you live in a single stream area. It provides someone a job to separate the recycle-ables
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dlikos wrote:
When in doubt, recycle. Especially if you live in a single stream area. It provides someone a job to separate the recycle-ables


Good point, I have been so I'll keep it up! I did just notice that our Recycling bill mentioned there was no need to sort our recycling even though it's a 2-section bin. So much wasted time sorting for the last year...

I always wondered how they sorted it in the truck. I guess the answer was... they don't.
 
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stanstanminson wrote:
joe_salamone wrote:
I've been throwing mine in our recycle container for a decade. I haven't been arrested by the recycle police yet.

Do you think that if it wasn't recyclable, someone would inform you?


Here, if they spot something that shouldn't be in a bin, then you get a sticker warning notice put on the bin - so yes.

I've been recycling mine with paper/card for years...
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