We collect and recycle all grades of waste paper and cardboard, including old corrugated containers (OCC) and packaging, news and pams, multi-grade printers waste, sorted office waste and solid board cuttings.
All materials collected are either returned to our East Kilbride Recycling Centre or supplied directly to our network of approved paper mills to be turned into new paper products. Making paper products from recycled waste paper is far more energy-efficient and helps protect our environment.
As sustainable paper-based packaging becomes more popular, most companies now generate some cardboard and paper packaging as well as waste paper in their daily operations. With daily collections throughout Scotland and a large fleet of vehicles at our disposal, we can provide a flexible service to suit your recycling needs.
There is no minimum quantity for collections, and we are sure you will find our prices to be very competitive across all paper grades and loose and baled cardboard.
A mixture of papers in each bale made up of approximately;
In this mix, we can take up to a maximum of 10% mechanical content. The material must be free from latex binders, self-adhesive labels, wet strength poly-laminates, and other contraries. Commonly used for: The manufacture of tissue products like hand towels, toilet tissue and kitchen roll.
This is attractive on the Indian markets as it consists mostly of sheet and slab paper which can be sorted and upgraded easily.
General office paper is made up of coloured or white letters and business forms to be shredded. Up to 10%, manila envelopes and files can be included and to save you time there’s no need to remove metal pins and fasteners. Carbon paper should not be included, nor should any bleached materials. We keep the mechanical content under 10% for the best return.
Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled tissue products such as hand towels, toilet tissue and kitchen roll.
Shredded paper materials are very popular in UK markets and generally get a better return than other markets.
Best white 1
100% pure white wood-free paper in baled form, with no coatings or markings and free of all plastic. No off tone wood-free paper is permitted within this grade and material found to contain off-tones, any coatings or marks will be downgraded to best white 2.
Best white 2
This grade is up to 100% pure white wood-free paper, either slab or shavings, with some coatings or markings, some off-tone/cream wood-free paper can be tolerated (5% max).
Commonly used for the manufacture of recycled papers for the publishing industry, recycled writing papers and luxury tissue products.
Materials will be rejected if wet or found to contain paper from mechanical pulp, plastic, poly coat or laminate, so please keep these separate.
Mixed newspapers, periodicals and magazines (PAMS). The mix of PAMS to news must be between 30-70% and free of all other materials including carbon paper, foil and laminates, synthetic papers and string. And contaminate free oil, grease, sand and metal. Usually subject to visual inspection so clean, dry materials are highly desirable.
Almost exclusively used for the manufacture of recycled newsprint.
Usually subject to visual inspection so clean, dry, well-presented materials are highly desirable.
Various papers, boards and packaging usually containing around 50% corrugated material. A maximum level of 1.5% of cans, bottles, plastic film and other non-paper materials from domestic sources is usually permitted.
Commonly used for the manufacture of recycled boards such as writing pad backing.
Generally exported to overseas markets mixed paper attracts attention from customs officers at foreign ports, for a smoother process it’s best to ensure all bales are well presented, clean, dry and tidy.
Made up exclusively of newspapers, with only 5% the newsprint coloured/containing advertisements. Many newspapers come with poly-coated inserts, which can be problematic in the recycling process, if highlighted in advance this can be managed to ensure the best return for every bale supplied.
Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled newsprint, egg boxes or hospital containers and some tissue products.
Niche markets exist for this material and considerably added value can be gained for the right quality.
A mix of new pre-consumer cuttings of paperboard such as grey board, scan board and/or kraft board, used in the manufacture of folding cartons, set-up boxes and similar boxboard products and groundwood free misprint sheets and cartons of bleached/scan board, free from any other type of paper or board. The materials should be free from wax, greaseproof lamination, gilt, adhesives or insoluble coatings.
Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled boards, some low-grade tissue products, like blue roll and it can also be used in the manufacture of new scan board boxes in pharmaceutical, food and industrial packing.
There can be a price difference between lightly printed, medium printed and heavily printed scan-board. A general rule is that a lightly printed scan board has less than 20% print on the board, medium printed scan board should have between 20 – 30% print on the board and be free of deep/dark colours, anything else is considered heavily printed.
We offer a wide range of products and services relating to recovered paper recycling, from local collections to purchasing recovered paper grades in bulk quantities for consumption by Highlander approved papermills.
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