Selling your cardboard waste

the most efficient solution for selling waste cardboard explained

There are a number of ways that a company can dispose of their cardboard waste, however some reap bigger benefits than others.

The following guide will explain the pros and cons of different cardboard disposal methods, as well as demonstrate the most efficient way forward for businesses.

Skips versus Mill Size Balers

If your company produces more than 1 tonne of cardboard waste per week, there are various options at hand to dispose of and recycle it. While for many firms the first priority will be to choose the solution that best maximises the revenue obtained from this type of commodity, there are other key factors that also need to be considered:

Because of factors such as rising landfill fees and increasing pressure on businesses to recycle (not to mention the additional revenue this can earn), companies are increasingly moving away from disposing of their cardboard into mixed waste skips. Instead, the trend is to separate cardboard from other waste streams at source, using cardboard skips, compactor skips or Mill Size balers.

Comparing Different Cardboard Waste Disposal Solutions

The best solution for cardboard waste disposal will of course vary with the individual needs of each business. To make your decision easier, here is an overview of the pros and cons of each option i.e. open skips, compacting skips and mill size balers:

Open Skip

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Cardboard waste is simply thrown into the skip, end of storey.


Container on wagon


Skip Compactor 

Compactor Skip




Mill Size Baler

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Mill bales loaded


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A simple formula can be followed to calculate what net return your company could expect to receive from the three cardboard waste disposal solutions we have outlined –

market value minus related costs.


Material market value can be understood by viewing the current Market Rates at (these are prices for Mill Size bales delivered into a Recycling Mill).

Costs are equipment hire, up lift, transport, consumables and labour.

For the best net return, your business will need to maximise revenue and minimise costs – Based on the above calculations if you are producing more that 1 tonne of cardboard / week a Mill Size baler will give your business the greatest net returns –

If you produce over 1 tonne of cardboard per week a mill size balers will help your business not spend money but  –

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