Current prices of cardboard scrap are available at Larimer.org and EarthworksRecycling.com, as of 2015. Larimer County, Colorado, pays $42.50 per ton or $.0213 per pound for cardboard baled and delivered, and $20 per ton or $.01 per pound for small bales requiring re-baling. Earthworks Recycling pays 1/2 cent per pound.
Larimer County pays $30 per ton or $.015 per pound for loose cardboard when it is delivered. The county requires a 400-pound minimum load. In order to receive payment, Earthworks Recycling, which is located in Spokane, Washington, requires corrugated cardboard to be flattened and separated from all other paper. It accepts non-corrugated cardboard for free when it is separated from other papers, books and magazines.