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Why Businesses Should Recycle Their OCC in West Chicago, Illinois

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

Why should businesses in West Chicago, Illinois recycle their cardboard?

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

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

 

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

 

West Chicago About

West Chicago is located at 41°53′18″N 88°12′35″W. West Chicago has a total area of 15.141 square miles, of which 14.8 square miles is land and 0.341 square miles is water.

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West Chicago, Illinois Information

West Chicago is a city in DuPage County, Illinois. It was formerly named Junction and later Turner, after its founder, John B. Turner, president of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad in 1855. The city was initially established around the first junction of railroad lines in Illinois, and today is still served by the Union Pacific / West Metra service via West Chicago station.