Greif Recycling Florence
Greif Recycling Florence
7950 Dixie Highway
Florence, KY 41042
Greif places the utmost importance on protecting, engaging, and developing a diverse workforce. The company actively works to create a culture of inclusion by offering resources, tools, and support to help employees of all backgrounds succeed. Greif is also dedicated to creating a workplace environment that encourages respect, collaboration, and open communication.
PAPER CIRCULARITY AT GREIF
Greif paper packaging is a net-positive recycler. In simple terms, we recycle more than we make! It helps that most of our paper packaging is made from a renewable and reclaimed source — old corrugated containers. In other words, your old pizza box!
Corrugated recycler in Cincinnati via Florence, Kentucky
Greif is committed to sustainability and the circular economy. Locations like Florence, KY, are a big part of reducing waste and reducing reliance on virgin materials. It’s a cornerstone of Greif to use less virgin materials and produce products with recycled raw materials.
At the heart of a circular economy is a network of recyclers who make yesterday’s corrugated materials into tomorrow’s packaging. This facility is located at 7950 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042. The recycling work here promotes a stronger community and a more robust supply chain.
Collecting and recovering paper-based fibers is a recycling success story. Greif is proud to be a net-positive recycler of paper products. That means we recycle and reuse more tons of paper products than our mills produce.
Frequently Asked Questions
When cardboard is recycled, it is first collected and sorted by recyclers. It is then broken down into small pieces and pulped, which turns it into a slurry that is then used to create new cardboard products. The process of recycling cardboard can be energy-intensive, but it is definitely worth it since it can help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. Additionally, it can help reduce the amount of natural resources needed to make new cardboard products.
Recycling cardboard helps the environment by reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfills, as well as reducing the amount of resources needed to make new cardboard products. You can recycle cardboard at many locations, including local recycling centers like the Greif location listed here and curbside collection programs.
OCC stands for Old Corrugated Container. It’s an industry term for cardboard that is collected for the repulping process. OCC is the basis or raw material used in the creation of most new paper and cardboard.
At Greif, we operate 18 recycling facilities located across the U.S., where we provide industrial and commercial collection and recycling services, primarily focused on paper – or fiber-recovery.
Read more: What we recycle and what do not.
As a commercial and industrial recycling partner, recycling at Greif is different from consumer-facing recycling in that we are more focused on specific substrates – fiber, plastics, metal, etc. than individual products.