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Services - Recycling Card/Cardboard/OCC (Old Corrugated Cardboard)
Green Recycling cover the Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, and Suffolk areas for the collection and recycling of card/cardboard/OCC.
We collect from offices, factories, shops, local authorities and schools.
|750Kg bales of cardboard (OCC) ready for despatch.||1100 litre dedicated cardboard (OCC) container ready for collection by us.||10 cubic yard FEL (Front End Loader) container for customer to load into ready for us to collect.|
What happens to the cardboard next?
The cardboard is brought back into our MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) and the quality/age of the card is assessed. It is then weighed on our on-site weighbridge.
|Yes please -||Clean corrugated cardboard boxes|
|No thank you -||Wet soggy cardboard
Any food contamination
Next the cardboard is pushed onto the loading conveyor by our forklift or telehandler which takes it towards the 50 ton baling machine. There is always a final quality check carried out on this conveyor prior to the baling process.
The baler turns the loose cardboard into 750Kg bales that are wire tied. These are stored in our warehouse until a 28 ton load is ready for transport to the cardboard mill.
The final destination
The 750Kg cardboard (OCC) bales are loaded by forklift onto a waiting articulated lorry. The vehicle will hold 28 tons of cardboard and we aim to maximise weight on each truck to reduce vehicle movements and carbon footprint.
When the cardboard reaches the mill it is first put through a de-inking process and is then pulped and boiled (to reduce the material size). It is then ready to have any waste contaminants removed before being turned into new cardboard products.
This represents the complete cycle of cardboard recycling from consumer, to collector, the processesor and the end of the chain the cardboard mill.
This completes the feed loop of this product and gives our customers complete peace of mind of where their products end up. Additionally Green Recycling audits all hauliers and re-processors on a regular basis to check waste carriers and site licences/exemptions.
Why should I recycle cardboard?
- It is good for the environment
- As cardboard is made from wood pulp recycling it saves trees from being cut down. Saves natural resources
- Carbon footprint is reduced as it takes less energy to recycle cardboard compared to manufacturing new material
- Less waste to landfill
- It saves money
Should you require, we can provide you with recycling data for all collections.
Sale of material
We also sell high quality products, please enquire on 01621 842600
To discuss your cardboard recycling requirements please contact us on 01621 842600