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Where Can I Put My Cardboard To Be Recycled?

Where Can I Put My Cardboard To Be Recycled?

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Organisations of all sizes produce waste of some sorts, whether that be paper and cardboard, plastic, or other general materials. With the world waking up to the devastating impact that wrong disposal of waste is having on the planet, most businesses have started a recycling program, or are just getting the ball rolling.

If your workplace is generating a large amount of cardboard, partnering with a waste management and recycling company will be the best way for you to get rid of your waste safely and efficiently. This means that you can free up space in the workplace of waste, focus on your business and have peace of mind that you are striving towards sustainability. 

You can also benefit from a cardboard baler which can compact your cardboard waste so that it can be stored easily for collection. This makes everything easier for both your workplace and the collection process. 

Creating a greener business also has many financial benefits. People in modern days want to work with organisations that are using environmentally-friendly processes, and you may even see a rise in clients or press coverage from doing so.

If you are creating domestic cardboard waste or are a business only generating a small amount, you can use your recycling bin for your local waste collection service. Make sure to segregate this waste appropriately so that it can all be recycled effectively.

What Happens To My Recycled Cardboard?

When your cardboard reaches the recycling centre the materials are shredded into tiny pieces. These small pieces are then broken down into fibres after being in contact with water and chemicals in a pulping machine. 

Your cardboard waste materials can then be reintroduced into the market, used to make many different items such as paper towels and boards, food packaging or writing/printing paper.

With paper and cardboard being the most recycled materials in the UK over the past few years, the demand to keep this rate at an all-time high is a must. Whilst recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees and more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space!

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What Types Of Cardboard Can Be Recycled?

Types of cardboard that are recyclable include corrugated cardboard boxes, packaging, tubes and plates. Other cardboard materials which can make the process more tricky include food packaging that is contaminated such as pizza boxes, with the residue causing issues during the recycling process. 

Collect & Recycle For Paper & Cardboard Recycling

At Collect & Recycle we specialise in paper and cardboard recycling for businesses across the UK. If you have cardboard to recycle yet are unsure of the most appropriate way to do so, our team can help you with any queries and ensure your waste is being dealt with in an environmentally-friendly manner. At Collect & Recycle we buy cardboard bales, paper, newspapers, redundant stock and shredded paper in bulk. Get in touch today at

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