Paper Recycling For Businesses
The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper in a given year. Staggering, right? The good news is we’ve made it easier than ever for businesses of all sizes to recycle their paper.
- Throw everything into a bag or container(s) that we provide
- Pickups on your schedule
- Receive a guaranteed savings target up front
- Our customers save an average of 26%
The following types of paper products are able to be recycled:
- Paper – White & Colored
- Newspapers & Magazines
- Mail and Envelopes
- Paper Bags
- Wrapping Paper
- Shredded Paper
Paper Recycling Tips and Information
10,000 / Year
Office workers consume an average of 10,000 sheets of paper per year – or, 4 million tons of copy paper collectively. The good news is that all of those PowerPoint print outs and office flyers are inherently recyclable. The best practice for recycling is to collect paper separately. This keeps the fibers clean and retains its value for longer!
The 5-7 Lives of Paper
That scrap piece of paper you’re doodling on may have had other lives. While paper is inherently recyclable, unfortunately it’s not infinitely recyclable. That’s because each time a piece of paper is recycled, its fibers become shorter. Typically, paper can be washed and reused between 5 and 7 times, depending on how clean its fibers are kept. After a certain point, the fibers become too short to bond back together.
Staples or Stickies? Still Recyclable
If you’re worried about the stray staple or sticky note contaminating a load, you can rest easy. Once the paper is pulped, it’s screened for common contaminants, like staples and binder clips, which are immediately removed. Most mills today are equipped to remove the sticky adhesive from mixed papers, such as Post-it Notes. Still wondering if your paper is recyclable? Just ask – we’re happy to help find you an answer!
We’re waiting to help you! Feel free to give us a call at (888) 871-7623 and use extension 1