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.
OCC 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.
Choosing the right baler for your particular volume of cardboard recycling allows you to streamline your recycling program and maximize the revenue you receive from your recyclable materials by
- forming solid blocks of individual commodity: old corrugated cardboard (OCC), plastics bottles, plastic film and shrink wrap, etc.
- increasing commodity value when you process it yourself
- allowing you to get rid of excess gaylords, saving floor space
- maximizing weight of your recyclables so you don’t pay to haul air