Highlander Services

paper recycling servicesHighlander was formed in 2002 with the sole focus of the company at that time, being an independent trader of recovered materials. As the company has evolved and grown over the last fifteen years, we have now introduced a wide range of source -provided services related to the recovered paper industry, such as collection services and in-house processing and baling. This important change in strategy was in response to the industry environment which exists in Scotland today, in that there is a bona fide need for a dedicated, professional and independent recovered paper collector and processor for central Scotland. In April 2014, Highlander put down long-term roots with the purchase of our head office in Linwood Avenue, East Kilbride and this is now our main recovered paper processing facility, serving a wide range of customers throughout Scotland.

Highlander has invested heavily in modern, efficient and safe processing machinery, our asset base includes 2 modern fully automatic baling machines, capable of handling up to 1000 tons of recovered paper every week. We also operate the most comprehensive reel handling, splitting and recycling system in Scotland â€" we have a 50 tons BOA reel splitter capable of quickly splitting reels of up to 3 tons in mass, 2.7 meters high and 2.2 meters in diameter, in as quick as 2 minutes! To compliment this operation and to allow the handling and processing of reels with a much smaller diameter, we have a team of reel splitting operatives with industrial saws able to split up to 30 tons of reel ends per day. We are confident that with this repertoire of reel processing equipment, we are able to offer an unrivalled service within this sector and are able to handle a wide range of waste reel products such as wood-free printed or unprinted reels, newsprint reels, reels of paper printed and unprinted related to the packaging industry (Kraft, test-liner and fluting), tissue reels or any other paper reels for splitting and recycling.

Our hammermill shredder has a throughput of up to 7 tons per hour making it the largest shredding machine operating in Scotland today! We also utilise a 12mm cut "Wilki 900/205" for extra security paper materials and with this combined capability, we are able to shred a wide range of items and offer a comprehensive product destruction and document Security Shredding services. With all destruction activities performed under the guise of digital CCTV and using an optional innovative bar-code system as a means of electronic audit trail, we are confident that the professionalism and integrity of this service cannot be matched by any of our competitors. Customers are welcome to visit the operations and see their items being destroyed in person or if this is not convenient, customers can log-on to our CCTV system and view the materials being destroyed at the comfort of their desk! Operated with fully audited accreditation from UKSSA (United Kingdom Security Shredding Services) and with EN15713 and BS5758 operating standards being achieved, we are well positioned to provide a professional service from source to shredding!

Finally, the 25,000 tons per annum of recovered paper we receive at present is expertly handled using 5 new JCB tele-trucks with assorted attachments. Being able to handle recovered paper in reel, bale, pallets and loose form requires machines that are robust, flexible and dynamic, our fully trained operatives utilise rotating reel clamps, bespoke paper bale clamps and rotating fork attachments to safely and efficiently handle a wide range of recovered paper grades such as office waste, cardboard, newspapers and magazines. We also employ a JCB 8026 with bespoke material grab, allowing us to handle and move bulk materials easily & efficiently! Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility - we would be delighted to show you the inner workings of a real paper recycling depot!

Local Recycling Services:

  • Waste Paper collection and recycling services across Scotland
  • Suppliers of a variety of recycling equipment and machinery
  • Security Shredding / Document & paper destruction services
  • Reel handling, splitting and recycling (All shapes & sizes)
  • Paper based product destruction services (E.g. books)
  • Comprehensive waste audit and analysis services
  • Office archive box clearance and shredding services

Please feel free to contact our specialist recycling advisors who will be delighted to visit your premises to provide a free waste & recycling improvement report.