Mixed waste paper is the sorted or unsorted grade of waste when paper is collected from offices, households and other commercial outlets consisting of a mixture of various qualities of paper. It consists of a clean, sorted mixture of various qualities of paper not limited as to type of fiber content. The levels of prohibitives and out-throws must not exceed 2% and 5% respectively. The general moisture level in this grade of waste paper generally must not exceed 15% of its total volume.
OCC is a higher grade of Waste Paper that primarily comes from the collection and sorting of old cardboard boxes and packaging. This consists of corrugated containers having liners of either test liner or kraft. The superior grade within this consists of double-sorted corrugated containers, generated from supermarkets and/or industrial or commercial facilities, having liners of test liner or kraft. OCC comes of various grade such as 100% OCC, 98/2%, 95/5% and 90/10%. OCC has been specially sorted to be free of boxboard, off-shore corrugated, plastic, and wax. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1%. Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 5%.