Cardboard is recycled but why not get more use of it before it goes to be recycled?
This takes a bit of labor but if you’re organized you can get it under control.
First I try and find a cardboard source where I can contact the people who are using the cardboard. I then try and intercept it before it goes to the curb. That way I can find a point in their process where it’s the same box is coming out of their production.
Then I can line them up, cut them apart (all at once) into flat pieces and slice them to the size required for the “box-o-matic” that makes the boxes. You can see a clip of this machine further down.