Green Recycling are proud to be making commercially successful and effective environmental solutions in waste management, on a scale large enough to make a real impact. Our waste disposal service covers Essex including Maldon, Witham and Chelmsford.
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Services - Recycling Paper

Green Recycling cover the Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, and Suffolk areas for the collection and recycling of all different paper grades including;

  • Office paper (Office Pack)
  • Newspaper and magazines (N&P - Newspaper and Pamphlets)
  • Over Issue Magazines (OIP – Over issue pamphlets)
  • Printers waste
  • Best white
  • Unmarked white paper
  • Paper reels
  • Mixed papers (Soft Mix)
  • White Heavy Letter (WHL)

We collect from offices, factories, shops, local authorities and schools.

office paper bin 1100 litre dedicated container 10 cubic yard FEL (Front End Loader)
We can provide an in office system to help you capture as much paper as possible. 1100 litre dedicated paper container ready for collection by us. 10 cubic yard FEL (Front End Loader) container for customer to load into ready for us to collect.
40 cubic yard RO/RO (Roll on/Roll off) paper balers
40 cubic yard RO/RO (Roll on/Roll off) container for bulk paper collections. Once full we bring the material back to our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to process and send on for recycling. We can also rent or supply balers to enable you to bale your paper on-site. Once baled, we can then collect the heavy compacted bales from your site which will help to reduce transport costs and carbon footprint.
Paper collection  

What happens to the paper next?

There is a huge variation in the types/grades of paper. We accept all grades either mixed together or separated.

The paper is brought back into our MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) and the quality/age of the paper is assessed. It is then weighed on our on-site weighbridge.

Yes please - All grades of clean dry paper
No thank you - Any food contamination
Plastic wrapping
Wet soggy paper

Next the paper 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 paper into 500Kg bales that are wire tied. These are stored in our warehouse until a 28 ton load is ready for transport to the paper mill.

The final destination

The 500Kg paper bales are loaded by forklift onto a waiting articulated lorry. The vehicle will hold 28 tons of paper and we aim to maximise weight on each truck to reduce vehicle movements and carbon footprint.

When the paper 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 paper products.

This represents the complete cycle of paper recycling from consumer, to collector, the processesor and the end of the chain the paper mill.

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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 paper?

  • It is good for the environment
  • As paper is made from wood pulp it saves trees from being cut down
  • Carbon footprint is reduced as it takes less energy to recycle paper 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 paper recycling requirements please contact us on 01621 842600