The Definitive Guide to Cardboard Recycling

By John Daniel | March 28, 2018

OCC recycling, or cardboard recycling, is broadly defined as the use of condensed packing of large quantities of a given material. Cardboard is the baseline for this particular type of recycling because it is so common in the distribution and manufacturing industries. This product is recycled into a form that can be reused by businesses, and this effectively reduces the business' emissions of greenhouse gasses and other pollutants into the air. 

Cardboard Recycling: Best Practices

Recycling is a standard part of many business operations. The basic idea of recycling is practically taken for granted because of the sheer volume processed through industrial facilities on a daily basis. The question of how and where to store recyclables in a facility is primarily a question of quantity. There are different sizes of containers available for temporarily storing cardboard waste until it can be recycled. The decision is straightforward, because there are best practices available. Business owners can refer to these standards in order to determine the best method for dealing with it. The available options can be ordered based on the quantity of materials that the business expects to process. There are high and low volume options, and the business manager must decide how much space is available for the unit. 

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The three main containers for storing recyclable cardboard are: 

• Dumpster
Compactor
Balers

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Waste Management Tip: Bale More to Save Money

By Kyle Suggs | June 24, 2016

You mean I can bale that, too?? Most businesses these days use their balers for cardboard only. If YOU'RE also using your baler for other materials like stretch film or other plastics, pat yourself on the back, because you have a leg up on the competition.

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Advantages of Baling OCC to your Cardboard Recycling Program

By Maggie Caldwell | July 25, 2014

A downstroke, or vertical, baler can be a valuable tool in simplifying the Cardboard Recycling program at your manufacturing, distributing, printing, or retail facility. These machines compact old corrugated cardboard (OCC), plastic film and shrink wrap, and mixed office paper into the 60" x 36" cubes accepted by processing mills. Downstroke baling machines are always a cost-effective investment if you generate:

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