Why would you scale up cardboard sales? Did the recycling center double their cardboard recycling capacity in the dead of winter that I didn't know about?
I think more realistically is that cardboard sales were flatish, at best, or even down. Using steady's numbers of $55k for cardboard would grant them around $175,000 or so of fuel sales for Q1.
Of course margins would go up dramatically as they do less sampling AKA giving away production for free to potential customers. That's a figure you can't extrapolate from from the inventory line. You will see profit margins go up dramatically.