Commercial Cardboard Recycling
Commercial traders produce large quantities of cardboard waste that is suitable for recycling and/or resale. Like with plastic, the most common cardboard recycling solution is collection using a commercial recycling service. Many such services offer the collection, storage and recycling of unwanted cardboard materials as well as offering solutions that are tailored to the quantity of waste being recycled. When working with large quantities of cardboard, it is recommended that the material is compacted into bales that allow for easier transportation and storage. Other compacting devices such as screw compactors are also used. The baling or similar compression of cardboard materials reduces the number of collections required, consequently lessening the carbon footprint of the recycling process itself and maximising value per load. Other services offer cardboard recycling bins and containers which are also collected by recycling services. Following collection, cardboard is sorted, processed and shipped onwards for recycling.
When looking to recycle/sell cardboard, it is important for businesses to ensure all relevant materials are free from contaminants such as grease or food. Cardboard contaminated in this way is not usable. Materials must be clean, dry and rid of excess tape where possible.
In addition to offering potential monetary gains, cardboard collection services minimise the inconvenience and unsightliness caused by waste cardboard residing on business premises.
Here at SL, our cardboard recycling services cover all stages of the cardboard recycling process. We operate at our cardboard tipping facility in Ystrad Mynach – more information about our range of cardboard recycling service is available here.