Waste Paper Grades
  1. European Waste Paper Grading System
  2. American Waste Paper Grading System

European Waste Paper Grading System

Ordinary Grades

  • Mixed Paper and board, unsorted but unusable materials removed
  • Mixed Papers and boards (sorted)
  • Grey board
  • Supermarket corrugated paper and board
  • Old corrugated containers
  • Unsold magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Mixed newspapers and magazines
  • Mixed newspapers and magazines 1
  • Mixed newspapers and magazines 2
  • Sorted graphic paper

Medium Grades

  • Newspapers
  • Unsold newspapers
  • Unsold newspapers, no flexo-graphic printing allowed
  • Lightly printed white shavings
  • Heavily printed white shavings
  • Heavily printed white shavings with glue
  • Sorted office paper
  • Coloured letters
  • White wood free books
  • Coloured wood free magazines
  • Carbonless copy paper
  • Bleached wood free PE-coated board
  • Other PE-coated board
  • Mechanical Pulp based computer print-out

High Grades

  • Mixed lightly coloured printer shavings
  • Mixed lightly coloured wood free printer shavings
  • Woodfree binders
  • Tear White shavings
  • White wood free letters
  • White business forms
  • White woodfree computer print-out
  • Printed bleached sulphate board
  • Lightly printed bleached
  • Sulphate board
  • Multi-printing
  • White heavily printed
  • Multiply board
  • White lightly printed
  • White unprinted multiply board
  • White newsprint
  • White mechanical pulp-based coated and uncoated paper
  • White mechanical pulp-based containing coated paper
  • White woodfree coated paper, without glue
  • White shavings
  • White woodfree shavings
  • Unprinted bleached

Kraft Grades

  • New shavings of corrugated board
  • Used corrugated
  • Kraft 1
  • Kraft 2
  • Used kraft sacks
  • Unused kraft sacks with polycoated papers
  • Used kraft
  • New kraft
  • New carrier kraft

Special Grades

  • Mixed recovered paper and board
  • Mixed packaging
  • Liquid board packaging
  • Wrapper kraft
  • Wet labels
  • Unprinted white wet-strength
  • Woodfree papers
  • Printed white wet-strength woodfree papers

American Waste Paper Grading System

  1. Residential Mixed Paper
  2. Soft Mixed Paper
  3. Hard Mixed Paper (HMP)
  4. Boxboard Cuttings
  5. Mill wrappers
  6. News
  7. News, De-ink quality (#7 ONP)
  8. Special news, De-ink quality (#8 ONP)
  9. Over-issue News (OI or OIN)
  10. Magazines (OMG)
  11. Corrugated Containers (OCC)
  12. Double-sorted Corrugated (DS OCC)
  13. New Double-Lined Kraft Corrugated Cuttings (DLK)
  14. Fibre Cores
  15. Used Brown Kraft
  16. Mixed Kraft Cuttings
  17. Carrier Stock
  18. New Coloured Kraft
  19. Grocery Bag Scrap (KGB)
  20. Kraft Multi-Wall Bag Scrap
  21. New Brown Kraft Envelope Cuttings
  22. Mixed Groundwood Shavings
  23. Telephone Directories
  24. White Blank News (WBN)
  25. Groundwood Computer Printout (GWCPO)
  26. Publication Blanks (CPB)
  27. Flyleaf Shavings
  28. Coated Soft White Shavings (SWS)
  29. (Grade not currently in use)
  30. Hard White shavings (HWS)
  31. Hard White Envelope Cuttings (HWEC)
  32. (Grade not currently in use)
  33. New Coloured Envelope Cuttings
  34. (Grade not currently in use)
  35. Semi Bleached Cuttings
  36. (Grade not currently in use)
  37. Sorted Office Paper (SOP)
  38. (Grade not currently in use)
  39. Manifold Coloured Ledger (MCL)
  40. Sorted White Ledger (SWL)
  41. Manifold White Ledger (MWL)
  42. Computer Printout (CPO)
  43. Coated Book Stock (CBS)
  44. Coated Groundwood Sections (CGS)
  45. Printed Bleached Board Cuttings
  46. Misprinted Bleached Board
  47. Unprinted Bleached Board
  48. #1 Bleached Cup Stock (#1 Cup)
  49. #2 Printed Bleached Cup Stock (#2 Cup)
  50. Unprinted Bleached Plate Stock
  51. Printed Bleached Plate Stock