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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 Should Businesses in Westmont, Illinois Recycle Their Cardboard?

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

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

 

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

 

Why Businesses Should Recycle Their OCC in Westmont, Illinois

OCC – Old Corrugated Cardboard Recycling: We pickup cardboard bales at your Westmont, 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 OCC Used for in Westmont, 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 Westmont, Illinois recycling process for OCC cardboard. When the cardboard arrives at your Westmont, 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.

 

Westmont About

Westmont is a village in DuPage County, Illinois. Westmont is a community of 5.03 square miles in area which has a population of 24,685. It is located approximately 18 miles west of the Chicago Loop in the southeastern portion of DuPage County.

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Westmont, Illinois Information

Westmont is located at 41°47′40″N 87°58′35″W. It is bounded on the north by the Village of Oak Brook, on the east by the Village of Clarendon Hills, on the south by the City of Darien and on the west by the Village of Downers Grove. It is nearly wholly within Downers Grove Township. In the early 1900s, plats for the Village of Westmont were laid out and roads were dedicated; incorporation, decided by a vote of 41-28 , followed in 1921. Westmont was officially incorporated on November 4, 1921.