Highlander International Recycling are able to collect and re-process almost any type of clean, contaminant-free recovered paper, from quantities as low as a few hundred kilograms to thousands of tons every year!. Below are illustrations and descriptions of the common grades we collect and recycle regularly, however please note other grades can be collected and recycled after inspection by a member of our commercial team (Click here to contact the team). We can collect full, part or split loads on your request and at your conveneince and we would be delighted to provide terms for your recovered paper on this basis. For all part and split loads collected, the material is taken back to our custom built handling facilities in either Belfast or East Kilbride, where the material is graded and reloaded for mill consumption either in the UK, Europe or Asia.

flip chartHighlander have produced a handy supplier flip chart, which details the main grades of paper we purchase. Click here to view PDF version of this useful tool for all suppliers - if you require a hard copy, we would be delighted to post one to you - please contact us directly


The main grades of paper we recycle;

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Best White No.1 Bales

100% pure white woodfree paper, free from any coatings and minimal amounts of marks. Can be bought and sold in either reel or baled form either in full or part loads.


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Best White No.1 Reels

100% pure white woodfree paper, free from any coatings and minimal amounts of marks. Can be bought and sold in either reel or baled form either in full or part loads.


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Best White No.2 Bales (BW2)

100% pure white woodfree paper with some off-tone woodfree paper permitted (5% max.). Some coating and marks permitted. Can be purchased in either full or part loads.


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White Heavy Letter (WHL)

Sorted white wood-free writing papers, originating from office records, free from cash books, carbon paper and non-water soluble adhesives. Should contain no coloured woodfree material and no mechanical fibres.


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Light Coloured Letter (LCL)

Consists of 75% White Heavy letter and 25% Coloured Heavy letter per bale, must be free from all coated papers. Bales must be  free of plastic, poly coated or laminates & any other contraries such as wet strength or 'stickies' such as latex. N.C.R content limited to the normal average found in Coloured Letter/White Letter.


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Coloured Heavy Letter (CHL)

Made up of Office paper such as letters, photocopy papers, invoices etc which have been lightly printed. May contain lightly printed boards such as business reply cards. Bank cheques may be included but must be free from wet strength cheques. Paper must be woodfree and uncoated and free from stickies


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Sorted Office Waste (SOW)

General office paper made up of coloured and white letters and business forms which may be shredded. May contain metal pins and fasteners and less than 20% of manila envelopes and manila file covers.  Carbon paper should not be included. The mechanical content per bale should not exceed 10%. All non bleachable material must not be included.


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Multi-Grade

Consists various papers per bale, between 15 – 20% White Heavy Letter, 30% WF Col. Shavs, 25% Coloured Heavy Letter and maximum of 15% Coloured Best Pams and 5% Coloured ConStat.  May contain max. 10% mechanical content. Material must be free from latex binders, self adhesive labels, wet strength poly-laminates & other contraries.  Overall appearance should be bright & light.


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Tissue Mixed

Each bale should contain a mixture of papers which are 80% woodfree, the remaining 20% can contain a mechanical content, but must exclude pure mechanical papers such as newspapers and other groundwood publications.


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Lightly Printed Scanboard (LP Scan)

Groundwood free misprint sheets and cartons of bleached  / scan board. Free from any other type of paper or board. Can be bought in either full or part loads.


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Medium Printed Scanboard (MP Scan)

Groundwood free misprint sheets and cartons of bleached  / scan board.


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Heavily Printed Scanboard (HP Scan)

Groundwood free misprint sheets and cartons of bleached  / scan board.


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Unprinted White Newsprint (UPW)

Slab sheets of white unprinted newsprint, free from coated mechanical magazine paper (Printed or unprinted) and printed newspapers.


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Woody One Cuts (WOC)

Lightly printed white shavings of very lightly printed coated mechanical pulp based paper (Usually sourced from newspaper press centre trim operations)


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Over Issue News (OINP)

Newspapers, containing a maximum of 5% of newspapers or advertisements coloured in the mass. Should be free from magazines and free from woodfree fibres.


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News and Pams 70/30 & 80/20

This is the standard export specification for baled news and pams, containing a mixture of newspapers and magazines, containing a minimum of 70% of newspapers, with or without glue. Maximum of 4% out-throws permitted (which includes un-bleached fibres)


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Loose News and Pams

This is the standard specification for loose news and pams, containing a mixture of newspapers and magazines, containing a minimum of 70% of newspapers, with or without glue. Maximum of 2% out-throws permitted (which includes un-bleached fibres)


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Soft Mixed Paper

Mixed papers from domestic sources, consisting of predominantly news and pams, with a maximum of 30% of other paper and boards permitted such as cardboard. Maximum out-throw levels permitted at 5%.


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New KLS (NKLS)

New Printed or Unprinted corrugated case material.


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New Corrugated Cuttings (NCC)

New printed or unprinted corrugated case material in trim / shredded form, sourced from corrugated box manufacturers.


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100% OCC (Old corrugated containers)

Used Printed or Unprinted corrugated case material, free from any other type of paper or board. Can be bought in baled form either in full or part loads.


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90/10 OCC (Old corrugated containers)

This is the standard OCC bought and sold for export contains used paper and corrugated board packaging, containing a minimum of 90% of corrugated board, the rest being solid board and wrapping papers.


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Hard Mixed Paper

Mixed and various pulpable papers, boards and paper packaging usually containing around 50% per bale of corrugated material.


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Box Board Cuttings (BBC)

Baled, new, pre consumer cuttings of paperboard / grey board used in the manufacture of folding cartons, set-up boxes and similar boxboard products.


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Chipboard

Printed and unprinted white lined and unlined grey board, free from corrugated, scan or kraft board material.