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Are you looking for excellent cardboard waste recycling for your commercial business in Wakefield? Give us a call today. We are available 24/7. Following a free site evaluation, we can tailor a waste management solution for your specific waste streams. With our investment and partnership policies, each organization is able to reach its goals faster. We ensure compliance with your legal and moral obligations, including waste hierarchy standards, through our externally audited methodology and our team of account managers. Remember to give us a call anytime that suits you. Or better yet, fill in the form for an obligation free quote.

Offering long-term, sustainable alternatives to waste to landfills is an important aspect of our goal as a waste management firm. Our organisation has a policy of zero landfill waste, which means that none of the cardboard waste we collect ends up in landfills. Did you know? Cardboard waste outnumber all other types of waste in landfills. 

What is Cardboard Waste Recycling?

In the recycling process, used, scraped, or discarded paper or thick, multilayered sheets otherwise known as cardboard are converted into new cardboard products. Recycling cardboard, or corrugated cardboard, can save both large and small businesses money on disposal. A corrugated cardboard box is a heavy-duty or thick paper box that is considered to be hard and strong. It’s critical to know which materials can be recycled and which should be discarded when it comes to paper and card recycling. Failure to do so may result in environmental damage and increased expenditures for your company, as an entire batch of cardboard waste may become polluted and wind up in a landfill. The following is a list of cardboard waste that can be recycled:

Fibreboards boxes

Fibreboards, also known as paperboard, are recycled cardboard products that look and feel like regular paper, but are substantially thicker. It is common for cereal boxes and shoe boxes to use this type of fibreboard. Containerboard is another name for the material. Although it is durable, the material tears more easily than corrugated cardboard. 

Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated cardboard is made up of multiple corrugated and flat layers of cardboard or brown paper sheets. Corrugated cardboard is used to make robust cardboard boxes. The thick, durable, and strong material is great for transporting and storing bulky items.

Cardboard Waste Recycling Wakefield

Getting cardboard ready to be recycled is the first step. We first sort the boards, separating them into boxboard (single-layer, like a cereal box) and corrugated (multi-layer, like a cereal box) (multi-layer, like a shipping container). This stage is known as sorting. Considering that not all types of cardboard are created equal, sorting is necessary. Each variety is made with a different material and technique, and only specific types can be recycled into new goods. To further simplify the remaining stages of the process, shredded cardboard can be reused in the next step after it has been sorted.

It is not uncommon to find staples, plasters, or glue embedded in cardboard. When filtering, any foreign matter that slipped through the cracks during sorting and pulping is removed. In addition, the majority of cardboard contains ink. With de-ink, all cardboard ink is removed. Among the other materials checked are tapes and plastics.

At this moment, the cardboard recycling process comes to an end. Here, ready-to-be-converted cardboard is dried and moulded using conveyor belts so that it can be transformed into fresh corrugated or paperboard cardboard.

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