Paper Recycling

75% less energy is used when making new paper from recycled stock than when using virgin fibres.

We have a growing reputation in the paper recycling industry and are a leading recycler of all types of paper and cardboard. We collect from printers, direct mail houses, newsprint factories, paper products manufacturers and offices, and recycle 100% of the paper that we handle through our specialist paper recovery facility in Hampshire.

Ecogen Recycling has worked hard to gain Grade A status with the largest corrugated board and tissue paper mills in the world - ensuring you receive market leading rebates for your materials.

Here are a few grades of paper we can handle:

Confidential Document Shredding

We specialise in secure, confidential document shredding services. As members of the ICO and SSIP, we’ve built a reputation for exceptional customer service through our highly trained staff and state of the art technology. We carry out secure paper shredding and document destruction services across a wide range of industries from SMEs and private households through to large blue-chip organisations. No job is too big or too small. 

Printers Waste

We have designed collection systems suitable for large and small volumes of paper waste. Whatever you need, we have a solution to suit. Dolavs are a popular choice with small to medium sized printers, as they can be placed next to presses and guillotines and lifted off for disposal when they are full. Larger printers may require air extraction systems linked to paper compaction or baling equipment to save space and mess. Whatever your system, we can help.

Pamphlets and Magazines

Most large retail companies have yearly product catalogues or marketing materials which tend to be over printed or under utilised before the next issue is released. We are happy to collect and recycle this type of material for recycling and can even shred it if the customer needs it destroyed.

Paper Reels

Usually paper reels need recycling when they are ex-stock (e.g. out of date wrapping paper). We can handle all grades - even if the paper has unusual coatings like ink, silicone or wax.


Paperboard is a paper-based material, usually more than about 0.25 mm in thickness. It is often used for folding cartons, set-up boxes, carded packaging, etc. Configurations of paperboard include:

  • Containerboard, used in the production of corrugated fiberboard.
  • Folding boxboard, made up of multiple layers of chemical and mechanical pulp.
  • Solid bleached board is made purely from bleached chemical pulp and usually has a mineral or synthetic pigment.
  • Solid unbleached board is typically made of unbleached chemical pulp.
  • White lined chipboard is typically made from layers of waste paper or recycled fibers, most often with two to three layers of coating on the top and one layer on the reverse side. Because of its recycled content it will be grey from the inside.
  • Binder’s board, a paperboard used in bookbinding for making hardcovers.

Fiber board will be of interest to us whether it has been printed on, off-cut, redundant stock or over-runs - we will be able to find an application for reuse or recycle.

Paper recycling
Shredding paper for recycling
Paper Recycling - shredded office paper