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Cardboard Waste Management Bristol

Cardboard waste is one of the easiest waste streams to create, especially in businesses. The packages we receive daily can cause a lot of cardboard waste. It’s almost the same as how we create paper waste in companies, albeit in lesser quantities than paper perhaps. If you’re in need of cardboard waste management, Waste company is your number one waste provider in Bristol.  At Waste company, we are always there to help you manage your cardboard waste efficiently and cost-effectively. 

We are a licensed and insured waste company in Bristol. We have friendly, professional, and efficient staff with excellent customer service. Our years in the business have taught us that the best way for satisfactory service is excellent customer service. Call us today on 0117 369 1033 today.

Benefits of Cardboard Recycling 

Recycling cardboard has many  benefits to the environment as much as recycling paper is. Recycling one ton of cardboard saves about 17 old trees and nine cubic land of landfill space. Recycling cardboard helps with making new cardboard boxes. That means that we do not need to cut down trees to make new cardboard if we recycle the old cardboard boxes we have already used and discarded. 

Other recycled cardboard can be downcycled to make paperboard for cereal boxes and chipboard used for shoeboxes and such. Another benefit of recycling cardboard is that it saves us a lot of energy, oil and water. Overall, recycling cardboard has a positive impact on the environment. We are currently recycling about 70% of cardboard. That is a significantly large amount of recycling, making it one of the most recycled items globally.

The Process Involved in Cardboard Recycling

Cardboards are papers, usually in light or brown colours glued together to create a sturdy material that is strong enough to carry big items for shipping and deliveries. This would be what we call corrugated cardboard. Another type of cardboard not as firm and strong as corrugated cardboard is called chipboard or paperboard. These kinds of cardboard boxes are the ones made for cereals, milk cartoons, and shoes. There are four steps involved in the cardboard recycling, namely, collection, sorting, pulping, de-inking and filtering, new creation.


Waste company will come over to collect your cardboard waste at a time we agree upon with you. We can collect daily, weekly or monthly. You determine the frequency of the collection. We will also offer you free bins and balers to store your cardboard waste at a convenient location that will enable us to come collect the waste without disrupting your day-to-day business proceedings.


After collection, we will transport your cardboard waste to the recycling centre. At the recycling centre, your cardboard waste will be sorted according to the paper grades. Sorting also helps to ensure that the cardboards are free of impurities. They’re then compressed in baler machines to manageable, smaller bales to make for easier handling. 


This is the method of turning cardboard into a slurry or pulp. Because cardboard is made of paper, it is very easy to turn them back into their original state which is lined paper through pulping. Pulping is the method whereby the cardboard is soaked by water mixed with chemicals to speed up the pulping  process. 

De-Inking and Filtering

More often than not, cardboard is usually riddled with foreign materials such as staples, plasters and glue. Filtering ensures that any foreign material that may have gotten through during the sorting and pulping. Also, most cardboards come with some ink in them. De-inking makes sure that all the cardboard is cleaned of all the ink. Some other items filtered are tapes and plastics.

Finalizing and Reassembling

The is the last stage in the cardboard recycling process. Here, the cardboard that is ready to be made into new products is dried using conveyor belts and shaped so that it can be made into new cardboard, either corrugated or paperboard. 

As we know, cardboard is a great material for packaging. It is strong and durable and made from renewable and recyclable material and it is very easy to produce. However, if we do not manage it properly, it may cause a great deal of pollution.

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