Paper is the most common material in our trash. Because of this, in order to significantly reduce the amount of trash in our landfills, we need to recycle it.
Recycling one ton of paper can save 7,000 gallons of water.
To produce one ton of newspaper requires 24 trees.
One million ton of recovered paper is enough to fill more than 14,000 railroad cars.
In 2014, in the United States, over 89% of corrugated boxes were recycled.
Around 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
Once the paper is received at our recycling plant, it is sorted, graded, processed and delivered to a paper mill. Once at the paper mill it is added to water and then turned into pulp. The paper is then screened, cleaned and de-inked through a number of processes until it is ready to be made into new paper products such as newsprint, cardboard, packaging, tissue and office items.
Types of paper we recycle:
• White Paper
• Colored Paper
• Coated Paper
• Junk Mail
• Blue Prints
• Manila Folders
• Office Paper