Cardboard Recycling is Easy in Chicago with Acme Refining
All large factories, hospitals and office buildings generate cardboard waste. By recycling one ton of cardboard, your company can save 9 cubic yards of landfill space and 46 gallons of oil.
There are many ways to establish a cardboard recycling program. The cardboard may be collected loose or baled, depending on volume. It can be picked up or delivered to Acme. Our company will work with you to set up logistics that best meet your needs. To find out more about cardboard recycling, call Acme at 773-523-4500 or contact us at
Cardboard Recycling Facts
- Cardboard is used to ship 90 percent of all products in the U.S.
- Most cardboard waste comes from big companies, such as department stores and supermarkets and hospitals.
- Recycled cardboard only takes 75 percent of the energy needed to make new cardboard and lessens the emission of sulfur dioxide that is produced when making pulp from wood trees.
- Cardboard is safe to dispose of as it has no toxic constituents and is 100% biodegradable.
- The recovery rate of cardboard was 78.3 percent in 2007.