Over-issue Newspapers Material Specifications
Target material
Unsold newspapers, which may contain inserts originally circulated with the publication, although no additional inserts are allowed.
The material must be unhogged.
Unwanted paper and board
No additional mixed papers and board are allowed.
The material must not contain any trim.
Unwanted material (Outthrows)
There is a 0% tolerance 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
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.