Over-issue Magazines Material Specifications
Target material
Consists of unsold coated magazines, catalogues and similar printed materials.
Material must be hogged.
Unwanted paper and board
Can contain up to 3% of uncoated news-type paper and less than 1% of other mixed papers, which includes paper cores, OCC, and coated duplex paper.
Magazine trim is not allowed.
Unless otherwise agreed with the buyer, the tolerance of unwanted material (outthrows) as laid out below (up to 1.5%) should also include:
 Non-paper promotional items and product samples attached to magazines
Unwanted material (Outthrows)
There is a tolerance of up to 1.5% of unwanted materials by overall bale weight. Unwanted materials includes non-paper and cardboard materials such as:
- Metals
- Cans
- Plastic bottles
- Rigid plastic
- Plastic film
It also includes paper and board which may be detrimental to production such as:
- Soft and hard cores
- Tetrapak
- Wallpaper
- Tissue paper
- Wet strength hand towels 
- Egg box 
- Carbon or carbonless paper 
- Adhesive labels / backing paper 
- Wax paper, adhesive paper
All material should NOT contain any of the following as there is a 0% tolerance:
- Food waste
- Garden waste
- Medical and hygiene waste
- Hazardous materials (e.g. paint, chemicals, oil, asbestos)
- Nappies
- Concrete, soil, stone and brick
- Glass
- Fire damaged material
- Bitumen
- Toxic powders
- Wood
- Textiles
Material must be generally free of dirt, grit, fire damage and should not be mouldy
Average of 12% moisture content. Moisture above 12% may be subject to claims.
Bale presentation
Bales should be a uniform shape, compact and with all baling wire secure. Bales should not be wrapped in plastic film or loaded on pallets.