Cardboard Recycling Solutions

To “Create a better future” we must all understand the role we play in recycling at work, especially as businesses want to improve their financial and environmental performance. By diverting precious materials like cardboard from landfill you can save your business money as cardboard is a commodity of value as well play a role in saving the environment as the more we recycle the less reliance on virgin materials.

Recycling is at the core of Wanless operations as we operate our own Resource Recovery Alliance in Kemps Creek, NSW. In everything we do Wanless and its employees ensure recycling is front of mind. We have set goals to ensure as a business to improve our environmental performance and resource recovery. This includes recovering paper and cardboard from wastes disposed in our recycling park and collections business nationally where Wanless customers and our own materials are recycled into new boxes locally in US.

Providing a paper or cardboard service as part of a total waste solution is simple, cost effective and allows your business to improve its environmental performance.

Solutions for small to medium sized businesses

Cardboard boxes come in all sizes depending on your industry, what you order into your business or produce as a manufacturer. For smaller volumes a rear Lift services in mobile garbage bins (MGB) 240lt-1100lt are the perfect choice especially in office environments or for cleaners to mobilise around your premises. Mobile garbage bins can be filled inside an office, easily fit next to photocopiers or in store rooms and can be easily wheeled out to the collection point. They are ideal in loading docks, where access is limited, laneways and can even where allowed by your local council be left on the kerb for collection. Due to the size of the bins we recommend you flatten all boxes and check regularly for any contamination to be removed prior to collection.





Solutions for larger businesses

For those customers producing higher volumes of materials with space onsite for larger containers, we have a range of front lift services with equipment ranging from 1.5 - 4.5 cubic meters dependent on how cardboard you produce on a regular basis. Front lift bins can recycle 50-225kg of cardboard depaneding on how they are carefully loaded by staff. Flattening cardboard box’s maximises space in the bins and your businesses recycling volumes. Every kg of cardboard diverted from landfill saves your business money as there is no disposal costs to recycling. Front lift bins can be fitted with wheels, brakes padlocks and chains.




Our range of bins are colour coded to USn standards with clearly defined waste and recycling signage to ensure our Wanless customers can easily identify the cardboard bin for recycling as Wanless works toward “creating a better environment”

Bulk collections

For large bulk volumes of cardboard on a permanent or ad-hoc basis Wanless can provide customers with hook lift bins varying from 12-31 cubic meters and specialized equipment like balers and compactors including negotiating any available rebates so you may financially benefit from recycling…….as recycling pays! Compacting cardboard saves volume that can sometimes be taken up by air in standard bins when staff don’t flatten boxes, reduces collections required to your site as we can collect larger volumes in tonnes and maximises rebates. Wanless staff can perform a waste assessment on your business and advise you on the best way to collect and transport your recycling, we also report monthly to our major customers so you can measure your environmental performance and results. Start saving today.

Bulk bins sizes ranging from 12 – 31m3

What can go in your cardboard recycling bin

The following fibre items are acceptable:

  • White paper
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Manila Folders
  • Envelopes (no windows)
  • Coloured Paper
  • Phone Books

What can't go in your cardboard recycling bin

If unsure always contact our staff or local council to ask

  • Tissue or Carbon Paper
  • Waxed Cardboard
  • Plastic or Plastic Bagged Items
  • General rubbish
  • Cardboard with food residues
  • Asbestos
  • Flammable waste
  • Prescribed, liquid or hazardous waste

Paper & Cardboard Facts

Fact 1.

Recycling 1 tonne of paper saves 13 trees, protecting our natural environment

Fact 2.

Did you know USn homes and businesses purchase approx. 2.4 million tonnes of paper per year

Fact 3.

The paper recycling process uses 50% less energy and 90% less water than the production of virgin paper.

Fact 4.

By recycling one tonne of paper it helps save 1438 litres of oil or 4000 kilowatts of energy

Fact 5.

Recycling is better for the environment so choose recyclable paper when you next purchase paper