Mixed Paper Materials: Grade 1
Mixed paper materials for recycling are comprised of different paper types and quality including varying fibers.
Soft Mixed Paper: Grade 2
Soft mixed papers for recycling are made up of sorted and clean paper types of various quality including type of fiber.
Hard Mixed Paper: Grade 3
Hard mixed papers for recycling include clean and sorted papers of differing qualities that have less than 10% groundwood.
Boxboard Cuttings: Grade 4
Boxboard cuttings for paper recycling are made of new cuttings of paperboard used in manufacturing folding cartons and other boxboard-type products.
Mill Wrappers: Grade 5
Mill wrappers for recycling consist of paper used as an outside wrapping for bundles, rolls and skids of finished paper.
News: Grade 6
Newspapers for recycling.
News, De-Ink Quality: Grade 7 (#7 ONP)
De-ink quality news materials for paper recycling are made up of fresh and sorted newspapers that aren’t damaged by the sun and don’t contain more than the normal percentage of colored sections and rotogravure.
Special News, De-Ink Quality: Grade 8 (#8 ONP)
De-ink quality special news for paper recycling consists of fresh sorted newspapers that are free From sun damage. This grade shouldn’t include anything other than news such as magazines, and is tare-free. It also shouldn’t contain more than the normal percentage of colored sections and rotogravure.
Over-Issue News: Grade 9 (OI or OIN)
Over-issue news for paper recycling is comprised of unused, overrun newspaper that’s bundled and doesn’t contain more than the normal percentage of colored sections and rotogravure.
Magazines: Grade 10 (OMG)
Magazines for paper recycling consist of catalogues, coated magazines and other similar materials. Sometimes contains a small amount of uncoated news-type paper.
Corrugated Containers: Grade 11 (OCC)
Corrugated containers for paper recycling have jute, kraft or test liners.
Double Sorted Corrugated: Grade 12 (DS OCC)
Double sorted corrugated containers for paper recycling have jute, kraft or test liners. These materials often come from supermarkets and commercial/industrial locations. This paper grade is specially sorted to be free of boxboard, offshore corrugated material, wax and plastic.
New Double-Lined Kraft Corrugated Cuttings: Grade 13 (DLK)
New double-lined kraft corrugated cuttings for paper recycling have jute, kraft or test liners. Materials that aren’t acceptable are treated liners or medium, slabbed or hogged medium, butt rolls and insoluble adhesives.
Fiber Cores: Grade 14
Fibers cores for recycling are paper cores made from linerboard and/or chipboard and are single or multiply plies. Items that aren’t acceptable include textile residue, plastic or metal end caps and wood plugs.
Used Brown Kraft: Grade 15
Used brown kraft bags for paper recycling are free of unwanted liners and original content.
Mixed Kraft Cuttings: Grade 16
Mixed kraft cuttings for paper recycling consist of new brown kraft cuttings, sheets and bag scrap that doesn’t contain stitched paper.
Carrier Stock: Grade 17
Carrier stock for paper recycling is made up of unbleached printed or unprinted new drink carrier cuttings and sheets. It may include wet-strength additives.
New Colored Kraft: Grade 18
New colored kraft for paper recycling is comprised of new colored kraft cuttings, sheets and bag scrap that’s free from stitched papers.
Grocery Bag Scrap (KGB): Grade 19
Grocery bag scrap for paper recycling consists of new brown kraft bag cuttings, sheets and misprinted bags.
Kraft Multiwall Bag Scrap: Grade 20
Kraft multiwall bag scrap for recycling consists of new brown kraft multiwall bag cuttings, sheets and misprinted bags that don’t contain stitched papers.
New Brown Kraft Envelope Cuttings: Grade 21
New brown kraft envelope cuttings for paper recycling consist of new unprinted brown kraft envelopes, cuttings or sheets.
Mixed Groundwood Shavings: Grade 22
Mixed groundwood shavings for paper recycling consist of magazine, catalogs and printed-matter trim. It’s not restricted to coated stock or groundwood. May have the bleed of cover and insert stock, as well as solid color printing and beater-dyed paper material.
Telephone Directories: Grade 23
Telephone directories for paper recycling are made up of clean telephone directories printed for home directory publishers.
White Blank News (WBN): Grade 24
White blank news for paper recycling consists of unprinted cuttings and sheets of white newsprint or other uncoated white groundwood paper of similar quality.
Groundwood Computer Printout (GWCPO): Grade 25
Groundwood computer printout for recycling consists of groundwood papers used in data-processing machines. May contain colored stripes and non-impact or impact printing. For example, laser computer printing.
Publication Blanks (CPB): Grade 26
Publication blanks for recycling are made up of unprinted cuttings or sheets of white coated or filled groundwood content paper.
Flyleaf Shavings: Grade 27
Flyleaf shavings for recycling are comprised of trim from catalogs, magazines and other similar print materials. Beater-dyed paper not to exceed 2%. This grade may have cover bleed and insert stock at a max of 10% dark coloring. Newsprint or novel-news shavings may not be included.
Coated Soft White Shavings (SWS): Grade 28
Coated soft white shavings for recycling consist of coated and uncoated shavings that are unprinted. It also includes sheets of white groundwood-free print paper material. It can have a small percentage of groundwood.
Hard White Shavings (HWS): Grade 30
Hard white shavings for recycling are shavings or sheets of unprinted, untreated white paper that doesn’t contain groundwood.
Hard White Envelope Cuttings (HWEC): Grade 31
Hard white envelope cuttings for recycling are shavings or sheets of uncoated, untreated and unprinted white envelope paper that’s free from groundwood.
New Colored Envelope Cuttings: Grade 33
New colored envelope cuttings for recycling are cuttings, shavings or sheets of uncoated, untreated and groundwood-free bleachaåble colored envelope paper.
Semibleached Cuttings: Grade 35
Semibleached cuttings for recycling are cuttings of groundwood-free paper that are untreated and unprinted. This includes items like untreated milk carton stock and manila tag or folder stock, to name a few.
Unsorted Office Paper (UOP): Grade 36
Unsorted office paper for recycling is unprinted or print paper material generated in an office. May include document-destruction and manila and pastel folders, as well as white and colored, coated and uncoated paper.
Sorted Office Paper (SOP): Grade 37
Sorted office paper for recycling is paper generated by offices that has mostly white and colored paper that’s free from unbleached fiber and groundwood. It may also have a small amount of groundwood computer and fax paper materials.
Manifold Colored Ledger (MCL): Grade 39
Manifold colored ledger for recycling is made up of shavings, cuttings and sheets of industrial-generated, groundwood-free paper that’s printed or unprinted and colored or white. The stock must be free from non-impact printing and uncoated. A percentage of carbonless paper is allowable.
Sorted White Ledger (SWL): Grade 40
Sorted white ledger for recycling consists of uncoated, printed or unprinted shavings, cuttings, guillotined books or sheets of white ledger, writing or bond that’s free from groundwood and other paper with related fiber and filler content.
Manifold White Ledger (MWL): Grade 41
Manifold white ledger for recycling is comprised of sheets, cuttings and shavings of industrial-generated unprinted or printed white paper that’s free from groundwood. All stock needs to be non-impact printing and uncoated.
Computer Printout (CPO): Grade 42
Computer printout for recycling is white paper that’s free from groundwood and is used in data-processing equipment. May contain colored stripes and impact or non-impact computer printing (non-impact is laser paper, for example). May contain no more than 5% groundwood. Stock shouldn’t be coated nor treated.
Coated Book Stock (CBS): Grade 43
Coated book stock for recycling is coated, printed or unprinted shavings, cuttings, sheets and books. It’s typically groundwood-free but a reasonable percentage of paper containing fine groundwood may be included.
Coated Groundwood Sections (CGS): Grade 44
Coated groundwood sections for recycling are coated groundwood paper in sections, sheets, shavings or guillotined books. This grade may not include news-quality groundwood paper.
Printed Bleached Board Cuttings: Grade 45
Printed bleached board cuttings for recycling are printed bleached board cuttings that are free from wax, greaseproof lamination, ink, gilt, adhesive or coatings that are insoluble, misprint sheets, cartons and groundwood.
Misprinted Bleached Board: Grade 46
Misprint bleached board for recycling is misprint cartons and sheets of bleached board that’s free from greaseproof lamination, wax, ink, gilt, adhesives or coatings that are insoluble and groundwood.
Unprinted Bleached Board: Grade 47
Unprinted bleached board for recycling is made up of bleached board rolls, sheets or cuttings. It’s free from groundwood, wax, greaseproof lamination and adhesives or coatings that are insoluble. It’s also not printed or treated.
#1 Bleached Cup Stock (#1 Cup): Grade 48
No. 1 bleached cup stock for recycling is comprised of sheets or cuttings of uncoated or coated base stock that’s untreated. Cuttings with a slight bleed may be incorporated. Must be free of coatings that are insoluble such as wax and poly.
#2 Printed Bleached Cup Stock (#2 Cup): Grade 49
No. 2 printed bleached cup stock for recycling consists of untreated and printed formed cups and cup die cuts. It also includes misprinted sheets of uncoated or coated cup base stock. Glues must be water soluble. Must be free of wax, poly and other insoluble coatings.
Unprinted Bleached Plate Stock: Grade 50
Unprinted bleached plate stock for recycling consists of uncoated or coated and untreated plate cuttings and sheets that aren’t printed and don’t contain groundwood.
Printed Bleached Plate Stock: Grade 51
Printed bleached plate stock for recycling is coated or uncoated, untreated printed plates and sheets that are bleached. Must be free of groundwood and insoluble inks or coatings.