Paper and Cardboard

Recycled via:

  • Blue bin (collected every 4 weeks - View Bin Calendar)
  • Local recycling points or Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).
  • Mixed paper and cardboard is transported to our waste transfer station for bulking before being transported to a re-processor for recycling.
  • The paper is separated into different types and grades.
  • The separated paper is then washed with soapy water to remove inks, plastic film, staples and glue. The paper is put into a large tank where it is mixed with water to create ‘slurry’.
  • By adding different materials to the slurry, different paper products can be created, such as cardboard, newsprints or office paper.
  • Once dry, it is rolled up ready to be cut and sold back to into the supply chain.

Did you know?

  • In the UK we go through around 12 Million Tonnes of paper each year.
  • It takes 70% less energy and water to recycle paper than to create new paper from trees. This helps reduce harmful emissions.
  • It takes 24 trees to make 1 Tonne of newspaper

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