Cardboard Recycling: $.03/lb
The market for cardboard recycling has taken a massive plunge, forcing Pacific Steel & Recycling to add a 3-cent-per-pound charge for the service. According to James Boylan, assistant manager at Pacific Recycling Missoula. There’s no money in the cardboard market. He said they have 40 loads of cardboard that they can’t sell to any mills because they’re full. This downturn is expected to be only temporary, and the 3-cent charge to recycle cardboard won’t be a permanent fixture at Pacific Recycling, but Boylan didn’t say how long he expects it to last.