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If you want to dispose of cardboard and cartons, Waste Removal Brent is available to meet your needs. We offer a wide range of cardboard recycling and disposal services in Brent, including paper and cardboard removals. These materials are 100% recyclable, and we are committed to recycling.

Cardboard can quickly accumulate, especially if you just moved to a new house or bought new flat-pack furniture. Instead of struggling to pack the cardboard and dispose of them or contacting your local council, you can contact Waste Removal Brent for a fast, efficient and sustainable cardboard collection and disposal.

What is cardboard?

Cardboard is heavy-duty paper commonly used for packing materials. Cardboard is older than most people realise. It was first used in China during the 15th century. Cardboard can be a single sheet but also in different corrugated forms with flat surfaces, with flat faces around the S-shaped flutes.

Cardboard recycling has become more popular, and cardboard is one of the most recycled materials because it contains a higher percentage of recycled fibre.

Why is recycling cardboard easy?

Cardboard is acommonly recycled material because the fibre it is made from has already undergone processing.

Why can I not burn my cardboard?

Burning any waste can only be a good alternative if it produces fuel. Burning cardboard does not produce efficient fuel but releases gases and contaminants into the environment. Local authorities have laws and regulations concerning smokeless fuels, and burning cardboard doesn’t meet the regulations. If you burn cardboard instead of recycling it, you will be wasting reusable resources.

How can cardboard recycling benefit my business?

Recycling may not be the easiest solution for your business, especially with the cost of commercial recycling, staff training, and the amount of space cardboard occupies. However, cardboard recycling is easy to recycle, pack down, store and transport for recycling.

Recycling cardboard has several benefits, including meeting your legal obligation, maintaining your business’s reputation and protecting the environment.

How do I maximise the value of cardboard waste?

Business owners with regular volumes of cardboard measured in tonnes can get value for the collection or benefit from free cardboard collection.

Cardboard is available on the global market, and its price is subject to large fluctuations. For example, in 2020, the cost of cardboard recycling was between £65 - £105 per tonne. If you want to sell your cardboard, ensure you remove the contaminants such as liquid, Styrofoam-type packaging, food and grease from the cardboard.

A cost-effective way to store your cardboard for recycling is using mechanical balers because it ensures maximum returns and because the cardboard is already in the form required for recycling at the recycling facility.

Can I mix different cardboard grades in one recycling load?

Different cardboard grades can undergo recycling together if the load is dry and free of contaminants such as chemicals, grease and food. Some wax-coated cardboards aren’t recyclable but biodegradable.

Can I mix paper and cardboard for recycling?

Generally, corrugated cardboard recycling is separate from paper recycling, and you can mix thinner cardboard with paper.

Can I recycle my pizza boxes?

Pizza boxes usually have recycling symbols and are made from corrugated cardboard, so they are recyclable. However, you can’t recycle pizza boxes if they are contaminated with food or grease, as they make the load useless.

Can I recycle Tetra Pak cardboard?

Juices and milk are packed in Tetra Paks – plastic-coated cartons. Tetra Paks contain 80% of paper, with plastic and metal making up the remaining percentage of the cartons. You can’t recycle Tetra Pak with corrugated cardboard loads or normal single sheets. However, many Tetra Pak recycling facilities are opening in the UK.

What do I need to do before cardboard recycling?

The first thing to do before cardboard recycling is to ensure the cardboard load is dry and clean. Ensure you remove any contaminated items because they aren’t recyclable. The next step is removing any excess tape, but removing all tape isn’t necessary.

Ensure you pack the cardboard as flat as possible and store it in a container to keep it dry. If you want to recycle a large amount of cardboard, you can get a Mill Size baler, roll-off bins and specific lidded containers to store the cardboard.

What should I do if I have large amounts of cardboard for recycling?

If you are a domestic customer with large amounts of cardboard for recycling, you can take it to your local recycling facility. However, you can contact a specialised waste management company like ours to manage your cardboard recycling.

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  • What happens to recycled cardboard?

When cardboard arrives at the recycling facility, it gets sorted into corrugated boards, boxboards, or flat sheets. Although cardboard recycling is necessary, you need to separate cardboard because it will go into different products following recycling.

The next step is shredding the cardboard into small pieces and missing it with chemicals and water to get a slurry mixture. The recycled pulp is mixed with small amounts of pulp made from wood chips. The mixture undergoes filtering, centrifugal and chemical processes to remove the plastic, ink, metals and tape. The clean pulp gets dried and pressed into long sheets glued together to create new cardboard. Cardboard has several uses, including a wide range of packaging.

  • Recycling bins for cardboard

Cardboard makes up a significant amount of waste businesses produce and takes up a large amount of space.

Many companies throw away their cardboard because they do not havestorage spaces for large amounts of cardboard. Cardboard recycling is easy, safe, and a good alternative to restoringyour business’s resources. It is important not your business always recycle useful resources.

Waste Removal Brent can provide your company with low-cost cardboard recycling bins to manage your cardboard collection and recycling needs. You can get daily, weekly or monthly collections to efficiently manage your cardboard recycling.

Our cardboard collection bins include the following:

  • 240L cardboard bin
  • 360L cardboard bin
  • 660L cardboard bin
  • 1100L cardboard bin

Larger options to store cardboard for recycling include roll-on, roll-off, rear-end loaders, compactors, balers, and cardboard skips. If you aren’t sure about the container your business needs, contact us for more information.

Benefits of cardboard recycling

Recycling one tonne of cardboard saves up to 17 trees and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill, and because cardboard recycling doesn’t incur landfill tax, it saves you money.

Several cardboard recycling bins are available to meet your business’s waste requirement. We can provide you with the right size of bins and collect your cardboard for recycling.

Cardboard and paper recycling

Producing one tonne of cardboard requires 17 trees, 42,000 kilowatts of energy, 7000 gallons of water and 79 gallons of oil. It is important to recycle cardboard because it prevents unnecessary wastage of valuable resources.

Why choose Waste Removal Brent for your cardboard collection and recycling?

  • We prioritise our customer

Our customers are our priority, and we take their needs seriously, which makes us different from other waste management companies. We provide reliable services and inform you of the steps required for your cardboard collection and also offer flexible cardboard collection services, so you can book your collection at a convenient time.

  • Sustainability

We are committed to providing carbon-neutral waste collection and focused on sustainability while ensuring reusable or recyclable materials do not go to waste.

  • Efficient cardboard collection and recycling

We provide same-day collections, and you can rely on us for a fast cardboard collection. We will ensure minimal disruption to your daily activities while collecting and recycling your cardboard waste.

You can call us now on 020 37450982 to book our cardboard collection and recycling.

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