Starting Your Own Paper Recycling Business

As we all know our dearest mother earth is faced with different issues of environmental disaster. Deforestation, air pollution, water pollution, and climate change to name a few. And recycling paper is one of the solutions in these problems.

If you want to help in the preservation of mother earth then you may consider starting your own paper recycling business.

Recycling paper is one very lucrative business aside from the fact that you will be able to help the world in several of its problems. Did you know that paper recycling reduces energy consumption? Although the exact figures as too much energy are being saved through recycling is still a very hot topic of debate. It is a fact that energy is actually being saved through recycling. You may not believe it but the recycling paper business is one very lucrative business. In fact, you can earn thousands of dollars a year in this kind of business. Others were able to do it and you are no different from them. If you are interested in starting your own recycling business here’s how:

  • PLAN! There is no better way than to have a concrete plan on how you will be able to start with your own recycling paper business.
  • Invest part of your savings in your business. You may ask the help of family and friends. You can also apply for a loan from a reputable financial institution with a low-interest rate.
  • Start collecting used papers, newspapers, boxes, cardboards all kinds of papers. You can do this by asking all your acquaintances, then referrals afterward, for their used papers from offices, schools, homes, in fact almost anywhere and everywhere you can find and buy used papers. You will eventually make your regular rounds of customers.
  • Sell the used papers.. etc, to a recycling company or establishment after you collect
  • Storage room is also a must. You have to look for a big storage room where you can store all the used papers that you will be able to collect.
  • Buy trucks, pickup, and/or trailer will do. You will need this for collecting the papers that you bought. Put a banner, probably made of tarpaulin, outside the truck to advertise your business like John Doe’s Recycling Corp. and include all your contact information such as your address and telephone numbers. You may want to start with just one. When you start making money out of your business then may add another more until such time you are able to purchase more depending on the growth of your business.
  • Hire people to do the collecting of used papers for you. This will not only be easier for you but you can also generate income for other people.
  • Advertise your business in your community. The more people knew of your business the better you will generate income not only for you but also for your employees.


  • Amol Patil said on February 23, 2010
    Hi Team, I have a similar plan in mind & want to set up a Paper Manufacturing Unit based on Recycling Technology in India (City- Pune. State - Maharashtra). I have done a lot of ground work for the same. I am looking for Angel Funding/Finance for this start up. Could you please help me with this? Thanks & Regards, Amol Patil.
  • Prakash said on April 15, 2010
    Dear Team, I would like to establish the same business in my area (Tamil nadu), So kindly assist me to get the complete project details and business plans etc. Thanks in advance, Prakash.
  • KEN said on April 27, 2010
    Dear Team, i cannot miss out on this business opportunity and would like to establish a venture like this in Kenya(City-Nairobi,Province-Nairobi).
  • Mbabazi Zakhia said on May 27, 2010
    Am very much interested in this kind of business. Kindly furnish me with the detailed information, business plan ideas on how to start it in Rwanda Thanx
  • Renton Renton said on June 2, 2010
    I also would like to establish the same paper recycling business in my home island but don't know where or what company to sell the papers to. Please please kindly assist me with my idea.
  • prajjwal said on June 11, 2010
    i am interesting to start the paper recycling buisness in Nepal but really do no have idea how to start and where to get the financial support and pls kindly advise me to prepare the buisness plan.
  • elves said on June 13, 2010
    hi i'm interested in starting a paper recycling business in Massachusetts, please assist me with the information i will need to get started such as how to sell the papers to and how to approach prospects about the business. thanks
  • Mohammed Imran said on June 16, 2010
    i am interested in recycling and Manufacturing paper business. i want to start this business here in UAE, i have good financial support but i have no idea how start this business. So please give me more ideas as soon as possible. my mail ID (
  • dilip rawat said on July 9, 2010
    Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, india. i am interested in doing this bussines can u provide me more details on this. thanks, regrds
  • joginder pratap singh said on August 3, 2010
    i want to start a paper recycle business. so i need help to know establishment cost of overall project and where i can get equipment that would use in this business at cheapest price. thankyou
  • Aminu said on September 12, 2010
    Hi. Can i get more information on costing and required machinery for this business. Location is Abuja, Nigeria
  • Bupe Malanga said on September 21, 2010
    I would like to start a paper recycling business in Malawi. I do not know how to go about it but there seems to be great opportunity. Kindly get in touch with me.
  • sheetal arora said on October 20, 2010
    hi . its a wonderful idea and i had been looking for such a project. kindly help me with the project details and investment required and i am also ready for a partnership with anybody,if anyone is interested. my location is mumbai ,maharashtra.
  • valentine said on November 12, 2010
  • Prashant Jadhav said on November 20, 2010
    Hi, I want to set up a new paper recycling plant in my city that is in Islampur Dist.Sangli(Maha.)and is a great idea in my mind. Please guide me in proper way to achieve my goal. Thanking you.
  • LALIT V.BHALEKAR said on December 1, 2010
    HI,I want to start my paper recycling plant in my city mumbai. I have your advised to start my business . PLEASE provide me more information about this business. THANKING YOU
  • Amol Patil said on December 10, 2010
    Hello Mr. Dilip Rawat, Prashant Jadhav, Lalit Bhalekar & Mrz. Sheetal Arora, please share your contact details with me. I have been studying this project since a long time & I have all the details of the project. please send me a mail to
  • Praveen Krishna said on December 14, 2010
    Hi. I'm very interested in starting up this business in Mysore city (Karnataka state), India. Please provide me with further information like business plan, tips etc. Thanks a lot. Praveen
  • akshay shirsat said on January 5, 2011
    hi could you plz provide me the information regarding the places where I can sell my collected paper around mumbai. Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • goswami gouri sankar dash said on January 7, 2011
    i would like to start a unit of paper bag or such product in orissa will u kindly help me how can i progress.about raw material and market demand
  • LUCI TSVAIGBOIM said on January 23, 2011
  • lebogang said on April 4, 2011
    hi! i am interested in starting this kind of business in my city Pretoria.This will help create jobs in my township.i am somebody who is passionate about recycling.can you please help me with the name of the few companies around joburg or the surrounding area that i can contact.i would also love to have somebody who can give mentorship in this industry
  • Manoj said on May 5, 2011
    I am keen in starting this business too, i am from Mumbai.Guyz from Mumbai Amol,Dilip,Prashant,Lalit and Sheetal. Why dont we start this venture under one roof, if anyone of you havent started yet..Please share your thoughts on this.
  • Patrick Unga said on June 3, 2011
    I am interested in starting up a paper recycling business project. This is a great opportunity in my country, Solomon Islands. Our capital city, Honiara, has no facility to recycle paper and I'd like to be the first one. Please assist in any way, a joint venture with someone with available capital and resource would be welcome anytime.
  • shreetam said on June 16, 2011
    i am interested in starting paper business. i am from bhubanswer, orissa. plz provide purchaser name and contact
  • Ibiene said on August 18, 2011
    hi pls can you tell me more about the machinery involved in recycling paper and how to get it. Thanks. Barking, UK
  • surender said on September 23, 2011
    I am interested in starting paper business in sirsa (haryana).)Please help me information regarding machinery costing,recycling procedure etc.
  • MUKUL BHATIA said on October 2, 2011
  • gill praveen said on October 11, 2011
    i am interested to start paper recycling in vancouver B.C. let me know what is cost of it and how to go about it. will wait fr reply.
  • Obadina Adewale said on November 11, 2011
    Please can anyone help me out in how to go about this paper recycling business. I am from Ogun State in Nigeria and I am really interested in this business. I need to know the equipment's required for such business and the procedure for paper recycling. Your kind assistance will highly appreciated. Thank you.
  • PavaniVijay Alla said on November 16, 2011
    Hi this is me again.Anyone who can share the details or anybody who are willing to invest as partners are openly welcome.
  • lata zanke said on December 7, 2011
    It is really a great idea to start this business. Though I liked it ,I have very few ideas hence would like to know more this business.Maharashtra(mumbai)Pls do share ur info regarding the same
  • universal said on December 17, 2011
    i want to start paper recycling business. kindly let me know how to find out waste paper buyers in and around chennai. and what is the price i get and for how much i have to purchase from the seller. i am from chennai
  • SUMAN MOYONG said on January 26, 2012
    Dear Team, i am very much interested to start this project at GUWAHATI, ASSAM. Please suggest me the details regarding the plan and investments.
  • Oduetse Phologolo said on January 27, 2012
    I too have a desire to start a business in paper recycling industry. I actually want to set up a factory where all the process of recycling can be done. Can you please furnish me with information on machinery required, where to buy them and prices.I am from Mmadinare in Botswana.Your assistance will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  • Shiwani said on January 29, 2012
    Hi Team, i am from noida and am interested in waste paper recovery business. I dont have any experience nor any funding but have a zeal to work. Can anybody help me and guide me. Shiwani
  • Arshad Eqbal Khan said on February 7, 2012
    I am interested in paper recycle industry in Delhi/ NCR. Investment is not an issue. I need to know the initial investment and running investment. Also who is the purchaser of recycle products. Thanks
  • MANISH SARAF said on February 18, 2012
    I am interested in starting this paper recycling business can i get the details of how to do the recycling or the details of the machines used. I am form KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA.
  • mohammad nasir said on February 19, 2012
    Hi i am Mohammad Nasir from Delhi, India. want to start the paper recycling business, pl send me the complete details on my mail id ,my no is 9897118007..Thanks
  • abhishek said on March 25, 2012
    Hi i am Abhishek from karnataka,India. i want to start the paper recycling business, so plz send me the complete details and details of machines also. i need to know the initial send me all details on my mail id.Thank you
  • abhishek said on March 25, 2012
    In which place this process is going success and i want to see the full method of doing paper recycling work..thank u
  • Fasal Lateef said on April 15, 2012
    I would like to establish the same business in my area Srinagar ( Kashmir), So kindly assist me to get the complete project details and business plans etc. Thanks in advance. 0091-9906650620
  • Sudheer Kumar said on May 4, 2012
    I would like to establish the same business in Sikar rajasthan, So kindly assist me to get the complete project details with estimated cost to setup this business. with all of the machinery required for this business. sent me at
  • Aderemi olumide said on May 5, 2012
    Am from nigeria residing in abuja, please i will like to know if as an undergraduate planing to graduate in some couples of month want to start a recycling of paper which is readily available, please what is minimum cost to start with.
  • rony said on May 15, 2012
    Hi. I'm very much interested in starting up this business in my city (kerala state), India. Please provide me with further information like business plan, tips, markets etc. Thanks a lot. Rony
  • kumar.v harish said on May 26, 2012
    hello sir , I am kumar.v from tamilnadu cuddalore dt, I am interesting to start this business with low capital. kindly provide marketing survey and project profile and the related details
  • riyaz said on May 29, 2012
    Hi sir ,I am from AndhraPradesh, Nellore dt, i am interested to start a paper recycling plant in my city. so please provide me the complete project details and Business plans. thank you
  • Owen J. K. Phiri said on June 5, 2012
    I have come across @Bupe Malanga who is interested to doing business in the Republic of Malawi. Unfortunately there is no contact details would you kindly connect me to him.
  • Nthabi beginner adviser said on June 26, 2012
    I am soo interested in paper recycling business and need more info. On everything I need to know (costs, buyers, profits). I am in Johannesburg East (Boksburg) Gauteng - South-Africa. If anyone have started or running the business and who's willing to share ideas to please contact me by mail || Consultant

  • navin khaitan said on July 5, 2012
    Hai... i am from Kolkata I want to start paper recycling business. kindly let me know how to find out waste paper buyers in and around Kolkata i. and what is the price i get and for how much i have to purchase from the seller. i am from Kolkata,Mu contact No.+ 91 9903004061
  • hemanth kolLabathini said on July 26, 2012
  • Niranjan said on August 6, 2012
    Hi I am Niranjan from bhubaneswar orissa want to start own news paper in orissa, please help the project report how to start and financial advice...
  • John said on August 10, 2012
    Hi I'm john from lagos. I'v got 1 more year to round up my undergraduate course. I've done my theoretical research in paper making for the past 2yrs and its time I got a practical knowledge of the business. I have family and friends that can support me financially to an extent but I need to have the best location, machinery, specialist in training, customers, business plan and every other thing to start up this business ASAP. Tnks
  • Uday said on August 11, 2012
    I am Uday kumar, I would like to start Paper recycling, please assist me with more details. I don't have exp in industry, I'm software engg. Thanks
  • harry richy said on August 16, 2012
    i reside in Enugu state Nigeria. i want to start up a paper and plastic recycling firm but do not know the costs and equipments needed. please i need your help
  • Bonny said on August 23, 2012
    I reside in South Afica in Pretoria town. I would like to start the paper recycling in my home but don't know where or what company to sell the papers to. Please kindly assist me with my idea.
  • A. K .JAIN said on August 26, 2012
    I am located in south delhi .I am interested to import news paper waste for recycle unit. So want to start recycle unit. At present I am doing business.
  • pawan said on September 11, 2012
    i am pawan sharma from rajasthan ajmer distt and want to start paper recycling business. guide me
  • Gouri said on September 11, 2012
    Hi, I'm Gouri from Pune, India. I am interested in starting my own recycling business. Can you guide me as how much overall investment will be needed and also guide me with any contacts you have in pune regarding this business.
  • abdul moeed said on September 20, 2012
    i want to start paper recycling business around mumbai mainly importing paper scrap from gulf where i have good base. i am interested in setting a plant for recycling. please advice. i am also interested in old plants.
  • Swapnil Patil said on September 26, 2012
    Location: - Kharghar Navi Mumbai. I wish to start a paper recycle plant at very micro level. Can you please help me with the formalities regarding same i.e. the kind of licenses, registration etc that are to be done with respect to above.
  • umashankar said on September 28, 2012
    hi, I am interested, please mail me complete details. bangalore, karnataka
  • Tanuj Srivastava said on October 19, 2012
    Hi, I am from luckno(U.P) and interested in starting my own paper recycling and manufacturing business at small scale. Is there any distance courses available to get the full and concrete knowledge? Can anyone help me please?
  • nitin said on October 24, 2012
    hi @Amol Patil, please send me project details
  • Smita Patel said on October 24, 2012
    I want to start a recycle paper business in Nasihk and a joining area
  • Uwaga Adanma said on October 27, 2012
    Hi, I want to start a paper recycling business, pls send the business plan idea, cost involved, equipments required infact, everything. I needed 4 the business in my email pls. Location, Umuahia, Abia state, Nigeria. Thanks.
  • Rosaly said on October 28, 2012
    Dear Team, I'm Saly from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I want to start a paper recycling business in my country. Kindly let me know how to find out waste paper buyer in and around and how much i have to purchase from the seller. I have your advised to start my business and provide me more information about this business. Thank you very much.
  • Theo Banda said on October 29, 2012
    Dear Team, I am so curious and moved by the level of paper throwing in my country and the level tries are dying to just have more paper made. I am looking forward to start and establishing this type of business here in Zambia and to start with Lusaka and many other urban towns in Zambia. Kindly guide me through on how to set up a successful Paper Recycling company and if anything how to write a good business plan for Paper and Plastic recycling business. Thank you very much. Theo Banda, Lusaka, Zambia (Central Africa).
  • Naba said on November 1, 2012
    I have completed and now helping my dad in his book stall. And want to start this paper recycling business at guwahati Assam India. pls give required info and investment required.
  • Matila said on November 17, 2012
    Hi I live in Pretoria, and I wanna know what's the price of paper per kilogram. If u sell paper. And what machinery you need and how much.
  • johaness said on December 2, 2012
    Hi! I'm also interested to start recycling papers, my township, pretoria. Can u help me with the names of the companies that i can sell this paper to. I love this business and love to have somebody to mentor me.
  • sangeeta said on December 4, 2012
    i am open for a partnership for old paper recycling, if anyone is interested. my location is mumbai, maharashtra.
  • Anand said on December 11, 2012
    even i'm interested in recycling business, my location is also mumbai, anybody also interested. lets meet somewhere and plan something good and new. Anand
  • tye said on December 11, 2012
    Hi, I was just looking up help on how i could start a recycling company-writing up the business plan, finding out the cost, the market analysis and so on. Then i found this site and i'm positive i'll get help here. Thanks, i look forward to your reply.
  • bharath said on December 14, 2012
    i am interested in setting up this business as it reveals the true entrepreneurship within us. i have a space for this setup near bangalore please help me with the project details. contact 9739888897
  • Skhumbuzo said on December 15, 2012
    I'm interested in starting a paper and plastic recycling business, I'm living in the Northern Cape, the town I'm residing at recycling seems to be far behind because every street u walk u come across piles of card boxes. This town is mostly dominant by Indian shops and they are throwing away card boxes everyday. I'm working at one of the mines where soft drink consumption is extremely high and the empties that are thrown away everyday are of massive number. I need an advice on how to go about if I need financial assistance to make this idea a reality, because its very difficult for me to initiate it from my salary as it is not even adequate to provide for my family.
  • Mudasir said on December 31, 2012
    Hi team, i want more information about the paper recycling, what will be initial investment cost, production process, where from we will get the machinery and other equipments and necessary training required. i want to establish the same industry in Indai Kashmir.
  • Joseph said on January 1, 2013
    Please provide about recycling process and machinery manufacturers name and also market for recycled product. Our Location is Vasai, near Mumbai, India. Thanks
  • hassnah alghamdi said on January 6, 2013
    i want to start recycle business i need help guidelines where i can get equipment that would use in this projects thanks
  • K C Gautam said on January 7, 2013
    Hi! I am Gautam from Bangalore who just exited the transport field and looking to open a business like recycled paper manufacturing. Please give me inputs as how to go about this? Mainly contacts of who would buy my products. Thanks!
  • MATOVU GEOFREY said on February 9, 2013
    am interested in starting a business recycling business. Please give me process on how to start. Thanks
  • gautam said on February 11, 2013
    Dear sir, i want to start paper recycle business near to indore or jabalpur so please suggest me .... thank you
  • Tshering Samdrup said on February 16, 2013
    I want to plan establishment of mini paper manufacturing Plant in Eastern Bhutan-Nearest location for possibility of importing machinery is Guwhati, Assam, India which is just 110 kms from border S/Jongkhar town of Bhutan. Can you help me with valuable directions. With regards.
  • ramesh said on February 16, 2013
    Sir, I want to start a paper unit based on recycle of paper. So kindly tell me the project cost of unit, area and other suitable information. I am from district Gonda U.P in India
  • Amar Konde said on February 23, 2013
    Hi, I want to start my business in pune. Pls guide. regards Amar 9673339256
  • Anand Kumar said on March 17, 2013
    Hi, I'm interested in starting a paper and plastic recycling business in bangalore. Please Guide me.
  • mihai said on March 17, 2013
    HI, I'm interested in starting to sell paper and plastic but do not know the procedures please can someone guide me & tell me what is the price per kilogram. I live in Addlestone a small town if i can say so! somewhere 20 miles of London. thanks and hope to hear soon
  • Sophia said on March 20, 2013
    Hi i also want to establish my business here in South africa, johannesburg. Please assist
  • Ageen said on March 30, 2013
    Hi, I am also interested for such project. Please provide further information.
  • vishal repal said on April 4, 2013
    Hi, I am Vishal from pune and interested to start the business of recycling of scrap paper. Gouri I have some information regarding this and we can start the business partnership also so plz mail me on
  • Elvis Kekegolo said on April 5, 2013
    Hi, I'm from Solomon Islands and there is huge wastage of paper in our country that I want to make use of in order to help save our home, Earth from more logging and unsustainable development. Thank for your help and advise. Elvis Kekegolo
  • Harry said on April 5, 2013
    Hey, I have a business project report for starting Paper Recycling Plant. I have some govt. funding agencies. If any one interested can accompany me for commencing partnership business. Nashik (Maharashtra)
  • mosun77 said on April 6, 2013
    hi i appreciate ur explanation on d paper recycling biz. pls i need more explanation on how to sale it is it sold per kg? or quantity
  • eyres said on April 9, 2013
    Hi, very interested to start this business in London ,i will appreciate your kind help, from where to start ,business plan, what and from where to purchase equipment and where to sell to and how much to buy or sell for? Thanks
  • siva said on April 13, 2013
    Hai, i am siva having idea of paper recycling business in my city(badvel) and weighting for advisers and also finansiers.
  • virgel hofmeyer said on April 16, 2013
    am frm cpt i move to bloemfontein i want to start my own waste company and have this great idea how to make it work but need to get just a place to sort out the waste and i dont know what to do . and want to start working is just the place i have to get to sort
  • danish said on April 18, 2013
    anyone interested to join up a good business in garments export to Europe with a very low investment of just about 3- 4 lakhs can write to me for further details
  • Makafui Tetteh said on April 19, 2013
    Dear Team, Am so interested in this business and want to set up my own recycled paper factory in Ghana. I have been searching for an angel or a company that can teach my how to produce toilet roll, kitchen napkins using recycled paper. I will be happy if you will help me achieve my dream.
  • Michael Gil Sanchez said on April 21, 2013
    Hi! I am currently starting the business and I have created a lot of paper arts. Though I really don't have a market yet, I already have almost a hundred home decorations made out of papers. Seeking help on whom to sell my products. I am located in Pasig City, Manila Philippines.
  • Hanumantha rao said on April 25, 2013
    am interested in starting a business of paper recycling . Please give me process on how to start & how much capital we need, and where we collected the equipment. If anyone interested to do with me also i am ready, i am from, Khammam, A.p, India. Please mail me to


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