Paper and Cardboard Recycling Process

Why recycle Paper and Cardboard?

Recycling just one tonne of paper saves 13 trees, 26,500 litres of water, 2.5 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatts per hour of electricity. Paper can typically be recycled five to seven times before getting discarded.

One tonne of recycled cardboard saves almost 175 litres of oil and up to 250 cubic feet of landfill space.

As part of our ‘Waste Sustainability in Action’ initiative, we are working with environmentally conscious businesses to turn waste paper and cardboard into recyclable material, so it doesn’t end up in landfills, further polluting our planet.

Paper and Cardboard Recycling Process

  1. Bin Delivery

Instant Waste Management provides dedicated paper and cardboard recycling bins ranging in size from a 240 litre wheelie bin, through to a 30m3 hook bin for large producers of cardboard waste.

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2. Collection

At Instant Waste Management we provide a regular service schedule collection for paper and cardboard. Waste is collected from all over the Perth Metropolitan area and delivered to our licensed Paper and Cardboard Facility.

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3. Sorting

Any contaminates are manually removed from the pile such as plastics, string, etc.


4. Baling

After sorting is completed, the paper and cardboard waste is placed into a baler, to compressed into bales for ease of handling, transport, and storage.

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5. Shipping

Once the paper and cardboard waste has been bailed they are then placed into containers made ready to be transported to a facility that process the material received into reusable cardboard.


Contact Instant Waste Management

Instant Waste Management has a wide range of front and rear lift collection services on offer. For further information or to place an order, please contact our experienced WA-based team who will be happy to find the best option for your waste requirements. Call us on (08) 9379 2111 or visit