Paper Recycling

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over 320 facilities
across the UK.
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70% less energy is used when making new paper from recycled stock than when using virgin pulp.

Paper recycling has always been important and its importance continues to grow. This is not just because more paper is being used, but because the way we can collect and grade it has become much more sophisticated, efficient and effective.

We have an enviable reputation in the paper recycling industry and we are a leading recycler of all types of paper and cardboard. We recycle 100% of the paper that we handle through our specialist paper recycling facilities.

We collect from printers, direct mail houses, newsprint factories and offices, as well as manage paper collected from people's homes through our local authority contracts.

Giving new life to yesterday’s newspaper

As well as collecting paper for recycling, we can also provide on-site services including balers and air-blown extraction systems when customers produce larger volumes. 

We also understand the need to protect the confidentiality of sensitive data and provide customers with a cradle to grave solution to guarantee them peace of mind.  They know that we take care of their confidential paper from the minute they put it into the locked bins to the moment we transport it – in tracked and secured vehicles – to our shredding facilities before it gets a new lease of life at a paper mill.

Each site operates under the highest quality, environmental, energy efficiency, and health and safety standards – certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 respectively.

For more information download our brochure.

If you would like to see how we can help you to recycle more, contact us to get a quote or enter your postcode to speak to somebody at your local depot.


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