Paper for Recycling

Paper for recycling is collected from Waste Paper Banks and Commercial collections. When you deposit your used papers into a waste paper bank, you are sorting the paper into grades before the merchant collects it. This is why you can only put certain papers into a particular bank.

Many offices have in place an office recycling scheme. Again the recovered paper is usually segregated ready to be collected.

See our fact sheet 'How to Recycle' for more information.

Paper for Recycling is an important material for the Pulp and Paper Industry, representing over 70% of the raw material used in the UK to make paper and board.

The recovered paper merchant collects the used paper which is then sorted by hand into different grades. Paper not suitable for recycling is removed.

The recovered paper merchant will then bale the paper ready to be taken to the paper mill.