Cardboard and paper recycling

Recycling cardboard and paper will save you money and make your company environmentally friendly. We offer cardboard and waste paper recycling collection from your premises.

Cardboard and paper recycling

Cardboard & Paper Collection and Recycling in Bournemouth

At Hurn Recycling we know that cardboard is the largest single constituent of general (or municipal) waste worldwide; 80-90% of material we collect is made up of cardboard.

We provide paper recycling for all sizes of businesses allowing you to effectively and sustainably manage paper waste. We offer a tailored paper and cardboard waste collection and recycling strategy to suit your business needs.

We provide both 660 and 1100 litre containers in for cardboard recycling. Alternatively, we can arrange baled and loose cardboard collections, in case your business does not have space for bins to be stored.

To find out more, call free on 01202 257 530 or Request a Callback.

Why is cardboard and paper recycled?

Recycling is essential for environmental sustainability, by recycling paper we reduce deforestation and protect trees. We are also saving a significant amount of water and other natural resources including energy, as the process of recycling paper also requires lower energy consumption.

The world loses almost six million hectares of forest each year to deforestation. In terms of climate change, cutting trees both adds carbon dioxide to the air and removes the ability to absorb existing carbon dioxide.

Cardboard Boxes and Paper Recycling – What you need to know

We will collect your paper and cardboard recycling container at regular times designated by you. Materials should be placed loose in the bins, or cardboard bundles, not in the plastic bags please.

Don't Forget...
  • You can’t recycle soiled cardboard that contains food, paint or dirt
  • You should remove materials like packing tape, polystyrene inserts or void fill from cardboard packaging for recycling
  • Large staples or stitching might need to be remove prior to recycling
  • Any greeting cards you receive that have glitter on can’t be recycled either
A good tip is to scrunch some paper – if it doesn’t spring back, it can be recycled.

What can go in Cardboard and Paper Recycling Bins

  • Paper and cardboard (ideally flattened)
  • Magazines, newspapers and telephone directories
  • Envelopes (No need to remove staples or windows from envelopes.)
  • Junk mail (any plastic wrapping removed)
  • Shredded paper and card if contained in an envelope or cardboard box
  • Cereal boxes
  • Ready Made meal cardboard outers.
  • Greetings cards and non-foil wrapping paper/crackers

What can't go in Cardboard and Paper Recycling Bins

  • Cartons - wax or foil lined
  • Food packets and cartons
  • Waxed paper
  • Plastic magazine wrapping
  • Foil wrapping paper
  • Glitter covered cards or wrapping
  • Polystyrene

Confidential Waste Recycling and Secure Shredding

Paper waste can often contain sensitive data. We provide you a secure confidential recycling solution for paper waste. Any sensitive documents containing personal or company information must be shredded in order to protect the data. The shredded paper will then get recycled according to the current UK guidelines.

To find out how we can help you dispose of confidential waste Contact Us and one of our team members will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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How are Cardboard and Paper Recycled?

Paper and cardboard is collected and then separated into types and grades to be recycled. All paper waste needs to be washed in order to remove any impurities such as glue, ink or film. Once washed the paper is mixed with water to create a pulp, which is then pressed, dried and rolled into large thin sheets of recycled paper. You can read about the paper recycling process or watch the video to learn more about how paper and cardboard is recycled.