DS Smith Cardboard Recycling

Cardboard Recycling

DS Smith Recycling is the leading cardboard and paper recycling company in Europe. Every year we manage over 5.5 million tonnes of material.

Some of the biggest brands, retailers and public-sector organisations trust us to manage their cardboard recycling.

We work with household names such as Tesco, Morrisons and Co-op, and many others to drive innovation in the recycling industry.

By helping to segregate recycling, limit contamination, and boost recycling rates, our management of our customer’s cardboard recycling has led to significant improvements in their revenue streams and business efficiency.

For example, we helped Tesco set up a separate collection and backhauling system in its delivery fleets, resulting in 300,000 tonnes of cardboard recycled per annum.

Our Cardboard Recycling Expertise

The DS Smith Group is a leading manufacturer of corrugated packaging in Europe. We manufacture over 15 billion boxes from recycled fibre every year.

The cardboard we collect is processed by our Paper division and turned into new cardboard boxes by our Packaging division in 14 days. This is an example of our closed-loop recycling process which guarantees cardboard is never sent to landfill or used as waste for energy.

Our dedicated account management teams of cardboard recycling specialists will work with your organisation to identify innovative solutions that help you waste less and recycle more.

By carrying out regular reviews to make sure targets and projects are being successfully met, we’re on hand to help you with all parts of your recycling and waste management strategy.

Recycling Cardboard: What do we offer?

  • Guaranteed offtake of material
    We are always in need of cardboard to fuel our Paper and Packaging divisions, so we can guarantee that we will always collect our customers’ cardboard.
  • A commitment to quality
    Quality raw materials are at the heart of everything we do. This promises long-term benefits as we work together to decrease contamination, increase revenue, and boost your recycling rates.
  • A nationwide recycling service
    Our European network of distribution centres and mills cover the length and breadth of many countries.
  • A closed loop recycling solution
    Our 14-day box to box recycling process ensures that material intended for recycling is actually recycled.  
  • The equipment you need
    We have a huge range of equipment for your waste and recycling needs, from recycling bags and wheelie bins to large containers and balers.
  • Dedicated account management
    Our account management team will work closely with you to deliver effective, industry-leading solutions to your recycling problems.
  • Transparency and compliance
    Through our global mill network, we provide end destinations for customer material. We give auditable recycling and recovery routes to improve our customers’ social responsibility and environmental impact.

Talk to us today

Start improving your recycling. Call +44 (0)2920 102048 or click below.


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