Cardboard and paper recycling in Melbourne
Cardboard and paper can build up for a variety of reasons, and it can be very inconvenient to dispose of if it doesn’t all fit into your regular recycling bin. Whether you’ve just moved house or had large items delivered, what’s the best way to get rid of the boxes?
Schools and offices also tend to accumulate large quantities of cardboard and paper that need clearing away. Don’t let it pile up and become a fire hazard, book cardboard and paper removal to keep your space clear.
Excess cardboard and paper waste can be a nuisance, but you don’t have to let it accumulate. Contact WM Waste Management to have cardboard and paper removed for recycling.
Cardboard and paper recycling
Cardboard and paper are often used in packaging and builds up over time in your home or office. Whether you need cardboard and paper removed from a residential home, school, office or warehouse, WM Waste Management have solutions that suit you.
A skip bin for cardboard and paper is one option to have waste removed. You can book a skip bin to clear up your office space or home efficiently.
Cardboard and paper are recyclable, so shouldn’t go into regular waste. If you have a lot of paper waste that needs removing, book a collection and specify that it will only contain recyclable cardboard and paper.
Whether you need once-off removal or ongoing paper recycling, WM Waste Management can help.
How much does it cost to have cardboard and paper waste removed?
The cost will depend on your location and the volume of cardboard and paper waste you need to have removed. Collections containing just cardboard and paper, with no contaminants, may be subsidised by the government and local council.
Contact WM Waste Management’s staff to learn which cardboard and paper recycling services are funded in your area.
What types of paper and cardboard can be recycled?
Cardboard and paper that can be recycled includes:
- Window faced envelopes
- Cardboard boxes
- Baled cardboard
- Lever arch files and manila folders
- Phone books
- Bulk archives
- Catalogues and brochures
- Cardboard milk and juice cartons
- Egg cartons
- Cereal boxes
- Pizza boxes
- Wrapping paper
- Paper towel or toilet rolls
Is there any paper or cardboard that can’t be recycled?
Types of paper that cannot be recycled include:
- Waxed paper or cardboard
- Shredded paper
- Used paper towel
- Long-life or UHT milk and juice cartons
- Disposable takeaway coffee cups
These types of paper and cardboard can go into a general-purpose skip bin or general rubbish.
Shredded paper can’t be recycled as it can entangle the sorting machines. Enquire at your local council how you can recycle shredded paper from your office or home.
Do I need to remove tape and staples from paper recycling?
There’s no need to remove paperclips, staples, bull clips, plastic pockets or photographs from paper and cardboard recycling. The paper sorting and recycling machines safely handle these.
It helps if you flatten cardboard boxes, but there’s no need to remove all the tape. Be sure to empty any cardboard takeaway containers or packaging of food before recycling.
Booking a cardboard and paper collection
There are two options for booking a skip bin to recycle paper and cardboard:
- Book a skip bin hire online to get an instant quote using our online booking tool.
- Contact the WM Waste Management staff to discuss your cardboard and paper waste removal needs and arrange a suitable solution.
We can provide one-off or ongoing cardboard and paper removal to suit your needs. Get in touch to ensure that your paper and cardboard is recycled promptly.
What happens to paper and cardboard waste after removal?
After collection, paper and cardboard get sorted manually and by sorting machines to separate any contaminants. Sorted items are bundled into bales and sent to a manufacturing facility for use in creating new products.
Bales of paper and cardboard are pulped in a large vat of water to remove any plastic and glue. Inks get extracted before the pulp is dried and ironed under large rollers to remove excess moisture. The rollers flatten recycled paper to create new paper and cardboard.
Paper made from recycled materials uses 99% less water and 50% less energy to create, so you can be confident that you’re helping the environment when you correctly recycle cardboard and paper waste.
WM Waste Management is committed to recycling as much waste as possible. You can do your part by booking a collection for any discarded cardboard and paper at your workplace or home.