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Sustainable Business Practices - Recycling Program

by Valley Box Company on Fri, Apr 12, 2013

Valley Box Company incorporates sustainable business practices into our operations by recycling all wood scrap using Waste Management’s commercial recycling services & metal scrap using Ecko Metals Scrap program.

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The metal scrap recycling program works this way:

  1. First metal scrap is sorted
  2. Then it enters into a furnace blast that burns at extremely high temperatures. (The exact temperature of the furnace varies depending on the metal that is being recycled)
  3. The blast furnace melts the scrap metal into its molten, liquid, state which helps to burn off any impurities or other materials left over from the sorting stage of the process.
  4. After the metal is liquefied, it can then be poured into molds for use in new products.

Download our Metal Scrap Recycling Pdf by clicking the image below

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Wood recycling programs retain as much value as possible. Waste Management helps to do that by turning our materials into new resources. Recyclable wood waste is often:

  • Ground into mulch
  • Sold as landscape product
  • Used as fuel at an off-site biomass energy plant
  • Good condition lumber can be recovered and sold for reuse.


Visit our “Green Business" page to learn more

Download our Wood Scrap Recycling Pdf by clicking the image below
 
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Valley Box demonstrates what is possible beyond just the typical wooden box. This specialty packaging manufacturer works with a wide variety of materials from wood to plastic, corrugate, metals and more. Discover how to take specialty packaging to the next level.

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