Corrugated packaging is a $17 billion per-year industry and accounts for the largest segment of the entire packaging industry. Over 90% of all products in North America are shipped in corrugated boxes. Not surprisingly, old corrugated cardboard (OCC) represents a significant percentage of the solid waste stream, with approximately 90% of OCC packaging coming from the commercial or non-residential sector.
Since OCC is bulky and takes up a lot of space in dumpsters - especially if unflattened, your business may find it cost effective to bale or compact the material. Efficient recycling of cardboard can not only free space and create a safer working environment; it can be a source of revenue when managed as a part of a comprehensive waste management system. Waste Equipment staff can help you select the equipment appropriate for you.