Recycling for Manufacturers & Industrial Businesses

As an industrial or manufacturing company, you’re constantly challenged to balance complex business needs with sustainability requirements.

Our century of experience as a global packaging leader and recycling solutions provider means we have both the manufacturing and recycling know-how to help you reduce waste and turn used materials into revenue. And our national footprint means that we can also build scalable solutions that work for all your locations, coast to coast.

We'll help you:

  • Assess existing materials and processes for efficiency opportunities
  • Responsibly manage material removal
  • Safeguard security with secure destruction of branded and data materials
  • Convert used materials into new products and revenue streams
  • Track profits and savings with comprehensive web-based reports
  • Achieve corporate sustainability goals
Paper roll in a manufacturing plant.

Paper Mills

Your Partner for Responsibly Sourced Fiber

We understand the unique needs of paper mills, because we operate our own—more than 20 across the world.

In addition, we use our own recycled fiber, gathered from more than 20 company-owned paper recovery facilities. We know that when it comes to fiber, you want a recycling partner that provides:

  • High-quality, responsibly sourced material
  • A reliable, consistent supply to a rapidly expanding market
  • Responsive, nationwide service
  • Assessments of your current recycling practices and processes
Mixed paper.

Wood and Polyfiber Reels

EcoReel® Recycling Program

Since 1991, Sonoco has been working with utility companies, contractors and distributors to collect old wire and cable reels and spools to be refurbished. The EcoReel® Program is the most comprehensive, cost-effective nailed wood and polyfiber reel recycling program in the industry.

Join the EcoReel Program

Wood reels.

Related Recycling Capabilities

  • Woman throwing a plastic bottle into a recycling bin.

    Recycling Education

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  • Commercial Recycling

    We provide tailor-made recycling solutions based on your business's specific needs, goals and geographic area.
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  • Government & Municipal Partnerships

    We partner with local governments to collect 200,000 tons of curbside recyclables in 150 cities and towns across the Southeastern US each year.
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Recycling Solutions

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