As people around the country gear up for the approaching holiday season, retailers and distribution centers are already feeling the accompanying rush. From now until Christmas, we’re seeing a rapid increase in the need for industrial shredding and waste removal.
Each day, distribution centers and retailers are receiving major shipments of consumable goods. During the fall and winter seasons, these shipments are amplified to ensure shelves are constantly stocked with must-have gift items.
Every empty shipping box and container left strewn about the warehouse or stockroom floor takes space away from active inventory. If distribution centers can’t effectively clear Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC) waste, they won’t have room for the new products coming in. This means that from now until Christmas, it’s crunch time and not just from a selling perspective.
Now is the time to re-evaluate your scrap and waste handling systems and make the necessary upgrades and repairs. Each day over the next two months represents a peak in inventory stocking, so if you fall behind today, you won’t have time to catch up tomorrow.
OCC must be shredded, compacted into space-saving bales, removed from the floor, and then recycled. Any breakdown in this process will easily result in a back-up of materials, which will translate into down-time and lost sales that can quickly compound.
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