Environmental Information Exchange



The cardboard market is influenced by many factors and the prices/costs are liable to fluctuate. Consequently, services may become profitable and expand or unprofitable and be withdrawn. Check all the details of the company's services before arranging collection.

The following companies offer a wide range of recycling services.

Note: All organisations listed are either based in Oxfordshire, or have confirmed that their services cover Oxfordshire.

Biffa Waste Services Ltd

Tel: 08082 562725

Southmead Industrial Estate
OX11 7ET

E-mail: Use webform

Will collect large quantities of mixed cardboard and paper. There is a small charge for the hire of the container, either a 26.8m bulk carrier container at £2/day or 8m front end loading container at 30p/day. The cost of collection will vary according to current market conditions. For sufficiently large quantities they can also supply compacting equipment such as balers.

Centrol Recycling Group

Tel: 0800 028 1125
Fax: 01514 239 903

Everite Road

Email: Use webform

Will collect large quantities of cardboard and paper as well as providing the containers. They are generally geared towards collection of unbaled cardboard. Their front-loading collection trucks can carry 8 tonnes of unbaled cardboard although they do not require this amount for a collection - simply a full container. Wheelie bins and larger containers are also provided. They can run regular collections. They also recycle glass, hazardous waste, metals, plastics and wood.


Tel: 0116 286 7772
Fax: 0116 286 7773

Feldspar Close
Warren Industrial Park
LE19 4SD

Email: info@casepak.co.uk

They offer a 24-hour collection service for cardboard, including smaller quantities depending on individual circumstances. Cardboard is recycled into new boxes and office paper is turned into hygiene products or printing and writing paper.

DS Smith

Tel: 0800 7 831 831

Ty Gwyrdd
11 Beddau Way
CF83 2AX.

Email: Use webform

The quantities they collect and prices charged will vary according to the market situation and individual circumstances, but they may consider small quantities. They do not cover Oxford city, but do cover the rest of the county.

Please contact for collection details.


Tel: 01491 834311
Fax: 01491 832760

Goulds Grove
OX10 6PJ

Contact: Norma Arscott

Will collect large quantities of mixed cardboard and paper. They will provide either a 6 or a 10 cubic yard container. They can provide desktop trays and internal recycling boxes to make it very convenient for people to recycle their office paper. Also offer mixed recycling (paper, shredded paper, cardboard, drinks cans and plastic bottles) in a range of containers and sizes.

Oxford City Council

Contact: Trade Waste Officer
Tel: 01865 335400

Contact by phone or email

Email: directservices@oxford.gov.uk and write 'Trade Waste' in the subject line

Oxford City Council provides a cardboard recycling collection service to businesses in Oxford. Full details of charges can be found on the website. They now offer a co-mingled recycling service citywide.

Sadlers Carton Stockholders Ltd

Tel: 0121 772 5200
Fax: 0121 771 4368

10 Tilton Road
Small Heath
B9 4PE

Email: sales@sadlers.co.uk

Sadlers buy once used and redundant corrugated cartons collecting within 100 mile radius of Birmingham. For large volume producers they offer on-site storage containers free of hire charge and uplift charge. They generally pay substantially higher rates than those on offer from waste paper processors. Promoting re-use rather than recycle makes their scheme one of the most environmentally friendly disposal options for cardboard waste.

West Oxfordshire District Council

Tel: 01993 861025
Fax: 01993 861 454

New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB

Email: env.services@westoxon.gov.uk

West Oxford District Council has recently started offering a collection service for glass and cardboard on commercial sites. The council provides bins ranging from 240 litres charged at £3.68 per collection to 1100 litres charged at £10.38. The charges include rental of the containers. Collections are on a Saturday, either weekly or fortnightly. Separate bins are required if you wish to recycle both glass and cardboard.