How is it recycled.

How long does waste take to decompose ?



All Office paper collected from your premises is processed at our depots and transported to various tissue paper mills (Kimberly Clark, SCA, Northwood, Essity etc) and recycled into printing/copy paper and range of domestic and industrial tissue products.



View the Kimberly Clarke Mill range of tissue products.


View the SCA Mill range of tissue products.




Newspaper & Magazines collected from paper banks and kerbside schemes are processed at our depots, then sent either baled or loose to Recycling mills in the UK (Palm Recycling & UPM Mills)., for recycling into new newsprint.


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Mixed paper & cardboard collected from paper banks and kerbside schemes are processed at our depots into mill size bales. This material is then sent in 25 tonne loads to board mills producing fluting in corrugated packaging, or liner paper on plaster board for the building industry.

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Cardboard is one of the most commonly found materials in commercial / industrial waste streams. The same piece of cardboard can be recycled up to 5 times! Once collected from your premises and baled into mill-size bales, these bales are then transported to a number of mills in the UK with some being sent to Asiaa where it is recycled into new packaging.

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Polythene – Good clean polythene film from palletised goods with a small amount of paper labels and cellotape is collected from customers in bales or clear polythene bags (these manually-compact 9 x wheeled bins worth of polythene into one bag). This material is bulked and baled into mill size half tonne bales. Then transported in 25 tonne loads to the re-processor, which is shredded, washed, extruded and granulated into a quality raw material, which can then be used in the various industry's and made into new products.


British Polythene Industries - recycled products link




Aluminium and Steel cans once collected are sorted and baled into 20 t loads ready to be sent to the reprocessors and made into a range of products. Once collected from your premises the cans are transported to  Steel reprocessors to be recycled. 


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Plastic bottles are brought back to our depot and baled into mill-size bales. Full loads are then sent through to recycling companies and then they are graded into HDPE ,PET etc. washed if required and then granulated into 1 tonne dumpy bags to reuse into new products. Recycled plastic is used in many products, such as carrier bags, bin liners, clothing and furniture. Our Linpac bin range is also manufactured from recycled plastic.



How plastic bottles are turned in fibre for clothes

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Vending Cups (PS6 & PP stamped on the bottom of the cups), due to comtamination and invcreased quality standards required in the recycling markets. This material can be collected with our office recycling/shredding services, and sent for recovery (Energy from waste).


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Glass collected is sent to a recycling facility where the larger contaminates are removed by hand, then it is mechanically colour sorted before further contaminate removal takes place. It is then melted in a furnace before being blown or moulded into new jars and bottles.


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Fluorescent Tubes - Mercury, Cadmium & Sodium can be all found in lighting tubes and bulbs and are all highly toxic substances. Therefore, an approved hazardous waste company must recycle the lamps. Once collected from your premises the lamps are transported to Harlow in Essex for recycling. All Segregated metals, glass and substances are then re-used into a wide range of products.


The battery recycling process is undertaken in Birmingham. Metals are cleaned and processed through heat treatment, allowing the various different metals within the battery to be recovered. Recovered Nickel is then used in the production of stainless steel, Cadmium is re-used in the manufacture of new batteries and plastic used in a range of products.


WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) is collected from your premises by an approved WEEE recycling company, bulked at an ATF (Approved treatment Facility). Then the waste is sent to a reprocessor where the equipment is tipped into a large hopper. A vortex motion and swinging chains break up the equipment and the metal, plastic, glass etc. that is recovered from the base of the machinery is then ready to be sent off to re-processing plants for recycling into new products.


Baled cartons are dropped into a large pulping machine. This produces a grey-brown mixture, from which the foil and polyethylene are separated from the fibre. The fibre is recovered to make into new paper products and the mix of plastic and aluminium is used to generate energy or separated out into pure aluminium.

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View the recycling video.

Locate your local carton banks.