Food-safe packaging presents a unique challenge to the recycling industry, but International Paper’s recycling team has evolved with the industry. We also have the transportation scale to service vast networks of individual stores common to national and regional grocery chains.


  • Experience with food-safe packaging materials
  • Compactor services
  • Behind store / flat-bed services
  • Aggregation at distribution centers
  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate seasonal fluctuations
  • Extended service hours to accommodate dock availability
  • Non-fiber recycling options, including plastics and pallets
  • Monthly, certified volume reports
  • Supplier Capital Program to finance the balers, air systems and compactors
  • Optional baling wire supply
  • Accurate, timely recycling reporting to meet state reporting requirements
  • Optional weekend / same day service
  • Avoid landfill and contribute to the circular economy of fiber-based products

National Retailer/Wholesaler

Take an inside look at how International Paper's recycling team designed a custom sustainability solution for a large national retail chain faced with a unique challenge.