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Discover How to Making Millions of Naira from Waste Paper Business in Nigeria.

Do you know you can make money consistently from the large volumes of waste papers being generated daily in various industries, offices and homes in Nigeria?
How? you may ask OK, it’s by starting your own waste paper collection and supply business in Nigeria.

How To Start Waste Paper Business in Nigeria


Currently a world wide campaign against deforestation is being championed by the United Nations and this has made recycling of waste papers an alternative source of getting cheap raw materials for use in paper conversion industries.

You see, what others call waste is actually never a waste because one man’s waste, they say, is another man’s raw material.
Those waste papers being dumped indiscriminately on our roads and those you find in most refuse dump sites can actually be turned into money when collected and recycled into useful paper products like tissue papers and carton board, etc.


There are many companies and paper mills that purchase waste papers in large quantities either to recycle them directly in Nigeria or to ship them to recycling plants in china and India.

Types of Waste Paper

Waste papers for recycling can be classified into the following categories:

Unsold newspapers.

Off cut from printed or colored papers

Off cut from pure white envelopes.

Off cut from carton and packaging paper materials.

So you can take advantage of the high demand for waste papers to start the business in Nigeria.

It is a very profitable business you can start with little capital and through it you can make millions of Naira annually. I can categorically tell you that, I know a lot of people in Nigeria who are into the business of waste paper collection with just small start up capitals but have become millionaires today.

Therefore, you too can start earning regular income from the waste paper business.
The cost of buying and selling one kilogram of the above mentioned waste papers are not the same. The whiter the waste paper the more the cost, colored waste papers cost less.
The cost of buying pure white waste paper (off cut from envelopes) is around N25, 000 per ton and you can sell it to recycling plants for up to N50,000 per ton.
So, if you are asked by a recycling plant to supply say five tons at N50, 000 per ton that means you are sure to make the sum N125, 000 as profit.

Requirements for Startup

Requirements for starting waste paper collection business in Nigeria

Below are the requirements for starting waste paper collection business in Nigeria:

Capital Required

You can start waste paper supply business with at least N10, 000 and above. With N10, 000 you can start buying waste papers from individuals and companies and then sell them to other waste paper merchants in your area to increase your capital base.
How to get Large quantities of Waste Paper?

You can get waste papers to buy in large quantities at very a cheap price when you go to corporate offices like banks, printing press, envelope production companies, newspaper houses in Nigeria, newspaper vendors and government offices, etc.
Also you can buy waste papers from individuals who bring their own waste papers to you.

Equipment needed

 You need two wooden boxes of about 70cm by 70cm by 50cm in size to stack and to properly package waste papers for weighing.

Weighing scale

Also, you need a vehicle to convey your waste papers from offices to your business premises and to recycling plants.
You need strong ropes for stacking waste papers.


I believe in this article you have discovered how you too can easily make money from waste paper business in Nigeria with little capital. Please, don’t let it end there, try and work on this profitable business idea and money will come to you in tons.
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Remain a Blessing.

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  1. Ismail Ismail May 1, 2011

    Pls send me detail how 2 get dis recycle firm dat wil buy dis waste paper bcos i have intrest in d business.tanks

  2. Ganiu Olukoga Ganiu Olukoga April 21, 2015

    I will appreciate if I can get name of company that buy waste paper.

  3. ajayi i dowu olaolu ajayi i dowu olaolu July 12, 2015

    pls how can i get the contact of recycling company that buy waste paper in lagos.

  4. xmas xmas July 22, 2015

    please can you send me the name of the company which i can sell my waste papers to

  5. Ephem Ephem July 27, 2015

    I have loads of waste paper to dispose of. Pls give me a company contact to supply in any of Lagos and Kwara. tnx– I’ll be waiting. 08070458242

  6. Toyin ogunwale Toyin ogunwale August 21, 2015

    I reside at osogbo in osun state. Can you give the name address and phone number of companies buying paper cartons.

  7. Oluwapelumi william Oluwapelumi william October 8, 2015

    Pls could you pls send me names of firms that deal with paper recyclin in osun state and its surroundings

  8. Seunara Seunara December 18, 2015

    This is good.pls can you give me link to buyers in Ibadan or Lagos.

  9. blessing chioma blessing chioma February 18, 2016

    pls send me the contact of companies in Nigeria that buys this waste papers,am interested in d biz .

  10. Olanrewaju L. Olanrewaju L. March 24, 2016

    Thanks for sharing this information. I will like to contact you in private. Kindly provide phone numbers and email through which you can be reached. Thank you.

  11. Kehinde Adewale Kehinde Adewale April 25, 2016

    Am interested in waste business

    Kehinde Adewale

  12. VIVIAN VIVIAN May 6, 2016


    • Bukola O Bukola O September 4, 2019

      Hi Mr Ojo,
      Thanks for the article. Please I would love to personally contact you so that you can guide me further on this business. Please can I have your phone number?

      • ojootaru ojootaru Post author | September 20, 2019

        call 08037191728

  13. chris chris May 22, 2016

    please send me addresses of paper recycling company in south east

  14. de family house company de family house company June 16, 2016

    Pls i nd to no hi to stock cut out paper and contact of company thant buy waste paper

  15. better pikin better pikin July 1, 2016

    Dear Mr Ojo,

    Thanks for this insightful write-up, God will bless you.

  16. Michael Chibueze Louis Michael Chibueze Louis July 5, 2016

    i need the contacts of any paper recycling company in abuja

  17. josh josh July 26, 2016

    Pls i need the names of the paper recycling companies. thanks.

  18. Yetunde Yetunde August 20, 2016

    I will appreciate if you can send me the details of the company that buys the used papers.

  19. Lera Lera September 17, 2016

    Please I’ll need a list of paper recycling companies in Port Harcourt. Thank you.

  20. tope tope September 25, 2016

    Pls i need the names and contact of the paper recycling companies. thanks.

  21. OBED ATU OBED ATU September 26, 2016

    I will like partner with them (the companies) in paper recycling products.
    contact me on 08068584178

  22. Olanrewaju Kolawole Olanrewaju Kolawole October 6, 2016

    Please, could you send the contact address of paper recycling firms to me or possibly their contact numbers. ( within Osun and Oyo states) Thanks

  23. Lawal Abiola Lawal Abiola October 24, 2016

    Pls I would need your personal contact, need to ask you some questions

  24. Ezeme Nnaemeka Emmanuel Ezeme Nnaemeka Emmanuel January 11, 2017

    Please, could you send the contact and address of paper recycling firms, (in lagos) if possible their contact number and your number.

  25. Shalom Ogbu Shalom Ogbu May 2, 2017

    Thanks a lot sir.

    I really appreciate the information provided here.

    Please sir,kindly send me your phone number for further clarification.

    Once again,thanks and remain blessed.

  26. Godswill Idornata Godswill Idornata July 4, 2017

    Hi please am interested in this business but I stay in Port-Harcourt Rivers how do I start from my location my no. Is 08134953020

  27. Ihejirika Geoffrey Ihejirika Geoffrey September 30, 2017

    how do I get the names of the companies that are into recycling of waste paper.

  28. Ihejirika Geoffrey Ihejirika Geoffrey October 1, 2017

    Please, how do I get the recycling firms address and contact number for more information. tnx

  29. winnie winnie October 16, 2017

    please i need the names and contact number of companies into recycling waste paper.

  30. Ariere Arodovwe Marvelous Ariere Arodovwe Marvelous October 27, 2017

    please i need the names and contact number of companies into recycling waste paper. Am based in Benin this my number 08062254989

  31. kenny kenny October 29, 2017

    hello, please am highly interested in this business in fact as I speaks now i have used carton at my disposal. who do i contact please I reside in Ayobo lagos state…

  32. Oyemade korede Oyemade korede December 24, 2017

    Pls I have waste cartoons,nylons can to sell

  33. ayaruja jonathan ayaruja jonathan January 13, 2018


    where do i get the waste papers recycling machines to buy in lagos? and i wish to key in to this great opportunity.




  34. Obi Obi February 4, 2018

    Hello Sir,
    Quite a great piece.
    I need contact of buyers as I am very much interested in starting this business this month February.
    I need your contact as well so I can discuss with you.

  35. Patience Onyebuchi Patience Onyebuchi March 26, 2018

    Please, I need to speak with you,how do I get buyer

  36. olusegun olusegun April 5, 2018

    i need, place to sell my old carton,thanks.

  37. Ooze energy services Ooze energy services August 13, 2018

    Thanks Ojo for this mind blowing info. Could you please provide me with buyers contact. We have used paper for sale. Thanks

  38. idubor rachael idubor rachael September 28, 2018

    Pls how can i get buyers of this waste papers. Pls I need ur help. Thanks

  39. Patience Patience February 3, 2019

    I need contacts of people that has waste carton for sale pls dis re my contact 08020882265 or 08065304856

  40. Amos Okokon Amos Okokon April 26, 2020

    I need the phone number of buyers

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