Paper and Cardboard Recycling

A dedicated cardboard and paper recycling service helps save you money on waste management by removing paper and cardboard from general waste streams and reducing waste going into landfill.


When you dispose your paper and cardboard waste, they are turned into new paper and cardboard products. Recycled paper and cardboard can be used to make packaging, industrial paper, tissues, newspapers, insulations, kitty litter and moulded cartons for eggs and fruit.


The benefits include:


  • Cost effective
    Sending waste to landfill can come at a high price. Save money by recycling more and reducing the volume of your paper and cardboard waste.


  • One stop shop
    Cleanaway provides a complete waste management solution that solves all your business’ paper and cardboard recycling needs.


  • 100% recycled
    All cardboard and paper collected are guaranteed to be recycled at our state-of-the-art Altona facility.


  • Frequency of service
    We work with you to organise the frequency of your cardboard waste collection to suit your business needs. We can do cardboard waste pickups weekly, fortnightly, monthly or as you need us.


Packaging waste recycling program

Our packaging waste service is a great solution for businesses that deal with large amounts of packaging. Simply put cardboard, paper, plastic film, pallet shrink, stretch wrap, and polystyrene in one bin, confident in the knowledge it will be separated and recycled at our specialist facilities.


This recycling system is supported by the National Packaging Covenant – a government and industry initiative to reduce the negative environmental effects of packaging on our environment.


Paper and cardboard recycling process

Most cardboards are made from recycled paper, and can be recycled multiple times. Baled paper and cardboard are delivered to a recycling plant, where they are shredded and mixed with water at high speed to create paper fibres.


The pulp is passed through cleaning and screening equipment to remove plastic, dirt and staples and then heated to remove ink and glue. The pulp is usually treated with chemicals and heat to loosen the ink.


The cleaned pulp is diluted with water and mixed with smaller amounts of paper making additives. The resulting paper is then turned into new paper and cardboard products like brand new boxes, egg cartons, newspapers and much more.


Contact us today for further information.