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Old Corrugated Cardboard Recycling Process

The recycling of corrugated cardboard is simple. It involves separating old cardboard from the normal waste stream, and then flattening and compressing the cardboard for less storage space and easy pickup for transportation. The OCC material is then delivered to a paper production mill where it is processed into different products.

Lake Village, Indiana Old Corrugated Cardboard Recycling

There are several benefits to recycling OCC in Lake Village, Indiana instead of adding it to your regular trash pickup. Recycling OCC is a green approach in many ways, it reduces the amount of space needed in your Lake Village, Indiana landfill, it reduces energy and water usage, recycling OCC saves trees. It takes approximately three tons of trees to manufacture just one ton of cardboard.

Lake Village, Indiana Guidelines for Handling OCC

OCC should be separated and stored in a dry area free from any grease or oil to be ready for recycling.  Corrugated boxes should be opened and flattened. For OCC to be recycled the material needs to be clean and dry, and make sure the container or packaging is accessible to haulers for pickup.

Baling OCC in Lake Village, Indiana

Businesses that generate a small amount of Old Corrugated Cardboard, bundling OCC manually and storing the loose cardboard in a dry space/container and then having it collected by a hauler could be the best option. Large Lake Village, Indiana businesses that produce large amounts of Old Corrugated Cardboard like grocery stores and big box stores, should use large storage containers and then compact and bale it using an industrial baler for the efficient transportation of OCC to recycling centers.


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Buying Old Corrugated Cardboard in Lake Village, Indiana

Depending on the amount of Old Corrugated Cardboard your Lake Village, Indiana business generates, the selling process may vary. Large generators of Old Corrugated Cardboard, like grocery stores, big box retailers and warehouses will work directly with a cardboard recycler like Commercial Waste Systems, we have our own in-house transportation company which simplifies the process. But our services are not just for the enterprise businesses we service all size businesses. Call Commercial Waste Systems today to see how we can help your business recycle. No matter how much OCC your Lake Village, Indiana business produces, it is important to recycle.

What is Old Corrugated Cardboard?

Cardboard typically refers to a thick paper stock. You can see this type of material used for shoe boxes, cereal boxes or greeting cards. Although corrugated cartons are made with some cardboard, it is important to know that these materials are not the same.

Corrugated is made up of three layers of paper that includes an inside liner, an outside liner, and fluting with a ruffled shape, which runs in between the two. This type of material enhances the packaging process for the following reasons, it is durable, it is lightweight with a high strength-to-weight ratio, it offers product protection, it is cost-effective and most importantly when recycled it is environmentally friendly.

It is easy to see that cardboard is better used for items such as shoe boxes, cards, and cereal boxes. Corrugated, on the other hand, is the packaging material of choice for shipping boxes. In fact, over 90% of all products shipped is the U.S. today are shipped in corrugated cardboard boxes. Corrugated boxes are ideal for shipping because they are extraordinarily strong, durable and are easily recycled.

Call Commercial Waste Systems Today to see how we can help your Lake Village, Indiana business recycle. Our friendly staff will help your company figure out what items in your waste stream can be recycled, what is required to be recycled and the best solution for your business.


Lake Village About

Lake Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake Township, Newton County, in the state of Indiana. The population is 765.





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Lake Village, Indiana Information

Lake Village was laid out in 1876. The town did not grow much until the railroad was built through it in 1905. A post office has been in operation at Lake Village since 1876. Lake Village has a total area of 4.0 square miles, all land.