Finding ways to effectively recycle your cardboard waste is very important for a business. You need to ensure that your cardboard waste is dealt with properly instead of going straight to landfill, but this can be costly, especially for a large business that produces a lot of cardboard waste. If you spend too much money on cardboard waste management, it will eat into your profits and can lead to financial difficulties. 

A lot of businesses spend huge amounts of money on cardboard bin collections every year, and some even try to find alternative solutions, like burning the cardboard waste. But these solutions are not cost effective and they are also not as environmentally friendly. 

However, you can mitigate the cost of waste management and ensure that all cardboard waste is dealt with properly by selling your cardboard waste to a recycling company like ours. This means that you are earning money from your waste collection instead of spending money on it. If you are going to do this, you first need to know who buys recycled cardboard, what volumes of cardboard you can sell, and how to prepare it.

Want to start selling your cardboard waste?

Cardboard waste can be sold loose, as you would have it in your cardboard bins, but this is not the best way to do things. Most paper and cardboard recycling companies will pay you more money for your cardboard waste if it is compacted into bales. It is a lot easier for us to recycle cardboard if it is already in a bale because it saves us time, which means that you will get a better price.

If you want to start selling your cardboard waste to a recycling company, you should invest in a cardboard baler. This will also save you time and make it easier to store your waste until we can come and collect it. 

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What to do when baling cardboard?

When you are baling cardboard, it is important that you remove any contaminants that will potentially interfere with the recycling process. This includes things like food residue, or styrofoam packaging that may be attached to the cardboard. As long as any contaminants are removed, you can bale different grades of cardboard together. However, paper and cardboard are usually recycled separately, so they should not be baled together. We will not be able to pay for cardboard waste if we are unable to recycle it, so this is a very important step. 

Once your cardboard waste is prepared, we will come directly to your business to collect the cardboard waste and take it away. It’s a simple system for your business, and we will pay you for the cardboard that we collect.

Importance of volumes of cardboard

The volumes of cardboard are important as well, and you will earn more if we collect larger volumes at once. When you are organizing your cardboard waste, you will need to consider how you are going to store bales until we can come to collect them. If possible, you should try to maximize your storage space so you can stack bales and we can collect them in larger volumes. However, we are also willing to collect smaller volumes of cardboard waste if you do not have the capacity to store lots of bales, but there will be a minimum collection volume that you need to meet. 

When the cardboard has been collected by us and taken back to our recycling centre, it will be shredded into tiny pieces and mixed with water to create a pulp. The recycled pulp will be mixed with a small amount of new pulp made from wood chips. After this mixture has been through a series of filtering processes to remove any ink or residual pieces of tape, it will be dried and processed into sheets, which will be used to make new cardboard. 

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What benefits are there?

When you sell your cardboard waste to a recycling company, you benefit in a lot of different ways. As a business, you have a responsibility to dispose of your waste in an environmentally friendly way. That means that you cannot simply burn your cardboard waste or send it to landfill, you need a recycling company to deal with it for you. However, you also need to manage the cost of recycling effectively so it does not have a negative impact on your business. The best way to fulfil your recycling responsibilities and manage your costs effectively as well is to sell your cardboard to a recycling company like ours. 

We will make the whole process quick and easy by collecting the cardboard waste directly from your business and paying you a fair price for it. Get in touch today to learn more about our cardboard recycling services.