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Why should I recycle waste paper?
There are many reasons why you should consider recycling your waste paper. Firstly, by recycling you will be reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill, thereby reducing your organisation’s costs, either directly or indirectly as the charges of service providers will contain a waste disposal element.

Secondly, the recycling of paper has a multitude of benefits for the environment. A common misconception is that these benefits ensue from saving trees, but this is not the case as most paper is produced from the parts of trees that are not used by other industries and much comes from sustainable sources. The benefits of recycling are much more widespread and include savings in the use of energy and water, reduced air pollution and increased biodiversity.

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What sort of paper do you recycle?
Our facilities have been designed to accept all types of uncoated papers, including cardboard packaging, office stationery, printers’ waste, computer printout paper, newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, books, etc.

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Do you pay for waste paper?
The simple answer is that ‘it depends’.

As with virtually all natural materials, paper prices are dictated by the worldwide commodities markets, which are subject to fluctuations, either up or down. Generally, agreements with customers will take these prices into account and the ultimate costs will reflect them as well as the levels of service we provide, quantities and qualities of waste paper collected, etc.

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Do I have to sort the paper myself?
Not necessarily. We offer a variety of service levels and options that take your requirements into account. If you can pre-sort the waste yourself, that’s fine. If not, our specialised facilities are designed to handle mixed stock consignments and we can take care of everything for you.

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What if my waste contains confidential data?
Confidential documents should not be treated in the same manner as general waste paper and should be kept separate from it. If you do have confidential documents that need to be recycled, you should first arrange for them to be shredded. Riverdale Security Shredding, a fellow group company, offers an expert, professional service to provide advice and ensure the effective destruction of confidential documents before the paper is recycled.

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