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What is Old Corrugated Cardboard Recycling?

What is OCC? OCC covers all corrugated cardboard boxes. Corrugated refers to those boxes where the materials are made from three separate layers of paper, two liners and a corrugated, or wavy, layer sandwiched between them. Brown paper bags are commonly accepted with OCC for recycling OCC does not include waxed cardboard (commonly from produce boxes), paperboard (flat rigid paper from beverage, cereal, tissue, or other boxes), or other materials.

Why Businesses Should Recycle Their OCC in Bensenville, Illinois

OCC – Old Corrugated Cardboard Recycling: We pickup cardboard bales at your Bensenville, Illinois company and then they are processed and recycled. We will purchase cardboard bales in truckloads, less than truckloads, or by the bale. Our customers cover industries such as retail, grocery, manufacturers, and more.


We are proud members of the National Waste & Recycling Association.


Why Should Businesses in Bensenville, Illinois Recycle Their Cardboard?

For most Bensenville, Illinois businesses, producing cardboard waste the norm. Did you know over 95% of all products in the U.S. are shipped in cardboard boxes? If you are not recycling old, corrugated cardboard in Bensenville, Illinois, you may be throwing away money. There are only a couple of options when it comes to the OCC your Bensenville, Illinois business produces. You are paying to haul cardboard off to the local Bensenville, Illinois landfill, or you could be generating a revenue source for your Bensenville, Illinois business. The larger the quantity of OCC you produce in Bensenville, Illinois, the more you could earn. Like any commodity, the Bensenville, Illinois cardboard recycling market fluctuates, the market always has opportunity to capture value from the product is always a viable opportunity for most Bensenville, Illinois businesses.

Having a cardboard recycling program in Bensenville, Illinois saves a commercial business valuable resources, it also reduces waste costs and keeps your Bensenville, Illinois company compliant with possible recycling laws by meeting any source separation and recycling requirements there may be. The biggest reason is, to work towards a greener footprint for your local Bensenville, Illinois business, every step we take has a real impact on our local Bensenville, Illinois environment.

What is OCC Used for in Bensenville, Illinois?

OCC is most commonly recycled into materials for the production of new corrugated containers. Despite cardboard’s inherent recyclability, it still must first find its way to the recycling plant. Before it can be recycled, cardboard must be broken down and stored in a dry place, free of contamination from moisture, grease, and oils.

What can we recycle? OCC Cardboard is a product made from three separate layers two liners and a corrugated or wavy lawyer in the middle. Paper is recycled into paperboard. Cardboard can be recycled into cardboard products such as corrugated boxes and milk cartons. Here is the Bensenville, Illinois recycling process for OCC cardboard. When the cardboard arrives at your Bensenville, Illinois facility, separate the cardboard (cardboard must be broken down and stored in a dry place, free of contamination from moisture, grease, and oils) from there you can use a baler to store your OCC into bales from the rest of your waste. These cardboard bales are then picked up by Commercial Waste Systems and taken to a paper mill to be recycled.

From one location to 1,000s of locations Commercial Waste Systems can help your business choose the right type recycling solution that fits your business needs. Call our friendly staff today at 888-429-7622 to see how we can help.


Bensenville About

Bensenville is a village located near O’Hare International Airport in DuPage County, Illinois, with a portion of the town in Cook County. Bensenville has a total area of 5.618 square miles, of which 5.57 square miles is land and 0.048 square miles is water.





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Bensenville, Illinois Information

The village population is 18,352. First known as Tioga, it was formally established as Bensenville in 1873 along the Milwaukee Road railway. The community is named after Benzen, Germany. A post office was established in 1873, but because there was an existing “Benson”, the suffix “ville” was added. The Edge Ice Arena is located in Bensenville, former home of the Chicago Steel junior ice hockey team. The Churchville School in Bensenville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.