We like to make cardboard recycling simple. So, as much as large boxes can be a surprisingly large pain, there’s no need to squash and squeeze.
Just grab a roll of our cardboard stickers and you’re ready to start recycling. Apply one sticker to a flat-packed bundle of cardboard recycling – you can secure around 10 to 15 boxes with tape or string – and we’ll do the rest.
Rather pop your high volume of cardboard waste in a bin? No problem. We offer cardboard recycling bins that can fit large pieces of cardboard. Pop yours outside your business and we’ll collect and sort it at our award-winning facility.
✔︎ Chuck it in
Large flat-packed bits of cardboard
How our Cardboard Recycling service works
The cardboard is collected from outside your business.
Cardboard is then taken to our depot where it is sorted from other streams at our award-winning sack-sorting facility, the Sacktory®.
Once sorted, the cardboard is taken with Mixed Recycling to a local Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).
The MRF separates the cardboard from other materials and bales it ready to send to a specialist cardboard recycling facility.
Cardboard is then recycled in as few as 14 days to make new products, such as cardboard boxes.
2017 saw the recycling rate for paper and cardboard reach 79%, which is above the EU recycling target of 60%.
While the recycling rate for cardboard has risen significantly over the last few decades, there is still plenty that businesses and consumers can do to reduce the amount of cardboard going to landfill unnecessarily.
How can First Mile help increase the rate of recycling across cardboard? It's simple, we provide a flexible and scalable cardboard recycling service that can be tailored for both your business and residential requirements. We excel on scale and work with clients who need relatively small collections right through to businesses requiring large cardboard recycling bins.
Can all cardboard be recycled? Broadly, yes - but there may be some cardboard that we cannot collect and recycle, such as pizza boxes or other cardboard that may have been contaminated by grease or foodstuffs. Oils and other substances make recycling harder and risk contaminating the recycled material. We can, however, discuss your cardboard collection and recycling requirements in detail and look for viable solutions.
Join the cardboard recycling revolution at a scale and collection frequency that suits your needs. Contact us today!
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Recycling cardboard only takes 75% of the energy needed to make new cardboard, thereby saving oil.
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