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Commercial businesses typically deal with a lot of cardboard (OCC), which is one of the easiest materials to start recycling. That means there's a huge opportunity to reduce our environmental impact on forests and conserve our resources by partnering with a cardboard collection and corrugated recycling expert like RoadRunner.

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  • Recycled cardboard uses 25% less energy than that needed to create new cardboard

  • Approximately 100 billion cardboard boxes are produced each year in the U.S.

  • One ton of recycled cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil

  • One ton of recycled cardboard also equals 9 cubic yards of landfill space avoided
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Tips for Cardboard Recycling

  • Avoid Contamination: For pick up of cardboard boxes to run smoothly, it's important to keep cardboard isolated to avoid contamination from other waste materials.

  • Break It Down: Cardboard is bulky and drives up your waste disposal costs. Breaking down boxes creates more space in your dumpster, reducing the number of times you need cardboard pick-up services and helping keep your cost of recycling down.

  • Consider A Baler: If your business disposes of a hefty amount of cardboard, Roadrunner can help adjust your on-site cardboard removal services to include a cardboard baler that compresses and compacts your cardboard to reduce the space needed to hold the cardboard until you are serviced.

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  • TRUE Advisors: Our TRUE Zero Waste Advisors will conduct a waste audit and set up the most efficient cardboard recycling program for each location across your business.

  • Rightsized Services: Our custom programs ensure you have the right receptacles, the right cardboard recycling pick-up schedules, and the right operations for efficient cardboard collection.

  • Education & Training: Our signage and training/educational materials ensure your valuable recyclables always end up in the right place and avoid contamination.

  • Data-driven Insights: Our proprietary technology can provide you with location-specific data and reports on how much of each material you're recycling, identify potentially poor-performing locations and provide strategies to help course correct to better recycling.


Let's get the conversation started on how to drive recycling and cost savings for your business.