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Why Should Businesses in Bloomingdale, Illinois Recycle Their Cardboard?

For most Bloomingdale, 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 Bloomingdale, Illinois, you may be throwing away money. There are only a couple of options when it comes to the OCC your Bloomingdale, Illinois business produces. You are paying to haul cardboard off to the local Bloomingdale, Illinois landfill, or you could be generating a revenue source for your Bloomingdale, Illinois business. The larger the quantity of OCC you produce in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the more you could earn. Like any commodity, the Bloomingdale, Illinois cardboard recycling market fluctuates, the market always has opportunity to capture value from the product is always a viable opportunity for most Bloomingdale, Illinois businesses.

Having a cardboard recycling program in Bloomingdale, Illinois saves a commercial business valuable resources, it also reduces waste costs and keeps your Bloomingdale, 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 Bloomingdale, Illinois business, every step we take has a real impact on our local Bloomingdale, Illinois environment.


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Why Businesses Should Recycle Their OCC in Bloomingdale, Illinois

OCC – Old Corrugated Cardboard Recycling: We pickup cardboard bales at your Bloomingdale, 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.

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.

What is OCC Used for in Bloomingdale, 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 Bloomingdale, Illinois recycling process for OCC cardboard. When the cardboard arrives at your Bloomingdale, 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.


Bloomingdale About

Bloomingdale is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, approximately 25 miles west of Chicago. Bloomingdale is located at 41°56′58″N 88°4′57″W. Bloomingdale has a total area of 7.04 square miles, of which 6.78 square miles is land and 0.26 square miles is water.





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Bloomingdale, Illinois Information

Bloomingdale is one of the earliest villages settled in what is now DuPage County. The Puzia family settled here in 1833, and by the end of the following year, 12 to 15 families had settled in the locality. It was originally named Meacham’s Grove. The community was served by the Chicago-Galena Highway, modern day Lake Street. It became an important stop for stage coaches and westward travelers. Originally a Cook County settlement, it was annexed by DuPage County in 1839.