Paper can, if assessed and handled correctly, be of value and offers the potential
for rebates to be paid to customers. Normally the material will need to be baled
to offer the greatest value but larger quantities of loose material still holds
much potential. Small bin size volumes are not of value in terms of rebates as the
transport costs make this unviable at present, but we at Ash Waste Services will
always offer a substantially reduced cost to collect.
Paper is made from cellulose fibre, the source of which can be pulped wood, or a
variety of other materials such as rags, cotton, grasses, sugar cane, straw, waste
paper, or even elephant dung! In this country, wood pulp is the most common source
material for the manufacture of virgin paper, i.e. paper which has no recycled content.
In 2004 recycled paper and board provided about 74% of the source materials for
the 6.2million tonnes of paper manufactured in the UK's 76 paper and board mills.
A further 7.7 million tonnes were imported.
In 2003/04, paper and card accounted for almost a third of all household waste collected
for recycling, with almost 1.3 million tonnes being collected in England. This means,
however, that there is still a considerable amount that isn't recycled and is largely
going to landfill or incineration.
We at Ash Waste Services are able to offer a dedicated recycling
collection service. For more information and prices, please call us on the number
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and one of our experienced team will contact you to discuss your potential.