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By Mark Hebert

Cardboard Recycling in Malta

MOI, City of Malta and Sims combine to get rid of cardboard


Mark Hebert

Dario Carrasco loads cardboard at the Malta Opportunities Inc. cardboard bailer located at the "Old Airport" south of town. Carrasco is one of many people working to get the cardboard in Malta collected and disposed of.

The journey of a cardboard box is a busy one in Malta.

The City of Malta hopes that once you have unpacked that new flat screen television that you are taking its box to the recycle bin behind Malta Opportunities, Inc., where it can be hauled to an old hanger at the old Airport to be compacted.

"People who recycle their cardboard in this fashion save us space in the City Landfill," Malta Mayor John Demarais said. "Space in that landfill is very expensive. If you drive out and look at the cardboard bails MOI makes out there, they are packed together and huge. If we had to put those in the l...

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