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Why Businesses Should Recycle Their OCC in Darien, Illinois

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


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Why Should Businesses in Darien, Illinois Recycle Their Cardboard?

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

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

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


Darien About

Darien is a city in DuPage County, Illinois. A south-western suburb of Chicago, Darien was named after a town in Connecticut. It has easy access to the three major thoroughfares crossing Chicago’s southwest suburbs: Interstate 55, Interstate 355, and Interstate 294.





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Darien, Illinois Information

Darien has a total area of 6.303 square miles, of which 6.18 square miles is land and 0.123 square miles is water. Darien’s City Hall used to be totally underground until 1994, when it was lifted up. Now only 75% is underground. Darien’s City Hall is surrounded on three sides by the village of Downers Grove. Darien is bordered by the cities of Downers Grove, Westmont, Woodridge, Lemont, and Willowbrook.