Paper Waste Recycling Farnborough
Paper recycling makes up a large part of the waste recycling industry in the UK. At Farnborough waste recycling, our main goal is to ensure that no amount of paper waste ends up in our landscapes and landfills. We will offer you recycling wheelie bins and deliver them to your premises for free. Want to find out how much paper recycling with us would cost you? Call us for an obligation free quote.
Recyclable and Non-recyclable Paper
Nearly all kinds of paper are recyclable. There are, however, some kinds of paper materials that are not typically acceptable in collection bins such as brown and craft envelopes, carbon paper, paper towels, tissues, candy wrappers, coffee cups, and pizza boxes.
Some of the most commonly recycled paper items include cardboard, newsprint and magazines, manuals and booklets, and office paper.
Paper Recycling Process
At Farnborough waste recycling company, we make this process even easier for you. We can recycle any recyclable paper material from shredded paper, cardboard, to sticky notes. The recycling process is as follows:
We’ll start by collecting the waste papers from your premises via the collection bins and deposit them into our large recycling container along with the paper received from other collection bins. Then, all of the recovered or collected paper waste will be transported to the paper recycling plant on our collection vans. At the recycling plant, the papers are sorted into different paper categories, such as cardboard, newspapers, newsprint, magazine paper, and computer paper.
Once the paper is sorted, it will be mixed with water and some chemical to create what is called a slurry or pulp. To pulp the paper, it will first be shredded into smaller pieces before water and chemicals are added then heated to break down the paper into paper fibers. This will turn the mixture into a mushy mix.
The next step would be the filtering where contaminants are removed from the pulp. To remove contamination from the pulp, the pulp is forced through screens with holes of different sizes and shapes to remove contaminants such as globs of glue and bits of plastic. If the pulp still contains any heavy contaminants like staples, the pulp may be spun around in huge cone-shaped cylinders.
Next step is called de-inking. It is the removal of ink from the paper slurry by using water for lighter and air bubbles in a process called flotation for heavier ink particles.
Then the last step is called refining. Here, the pulp is beaten through machines to make the paper fibers swell up. This helps with separating individual fibers to make way for new paper production from the separated fibers. Then the paper is bleached to make it whiter.
Benefits of Paper Waste Recycling Farnborough
Paper is made from natural resources and if our consumption is not controlled, these natural resources would perish and we still need them to continue living for generations to come. Here are some benefits of paper waste recycling.
- Conserving raw materials
- Reducing littering
- Reducing pollution
- Saving energy
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Saving the scarce landfill space