Reusing And Recycling Cardboard Boxes

Canada
May 7, 2018 11:34pm CST
In a previous discussion I mentioned that my husband and I recently got Amazon Prime. As a result of this we'll be getting a lot more deliveries, and those deliveries will mean a ton of cardboard boxes which we will no longer need. Since we live in a highrise apartment building with people constantly moving in and out, we got the bright idea to take our unpacked boxes down to the laundry room, and leave them for the next person who needs them. We remember when we moved in here, how desparate we were for boxes. At the time I frequented a local cafe, and they gave me all their old boxes from when they had baked goods and coffee delivered. That was a big help to us! Frankly, in this day of online shopping, no one should ever need to actually buy boxes from the moving companies. God knows people have plenty of them. Not sure what folks in houses would do, but if you live in an apartment building, I strongly urge you to put your empty boxes in a common area, so they may be made available to someone who actually needs them.
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@Plethos (11476)
• United States
8 May
i use them for storage and packing gifts in.
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• Canada
8 May
That is an absolutely wonderful idea!!!!!
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@Dextoi (2424)
• Philippines
8 May
Maybe you just need to keep a few for others who might need them... Just limit the number to keep but replace them when new ones come in... Send the rest to the recycling center... ;)
• Canada
8 May
There are 90 apartments in this building, and 90 in each of the other two. Someone is ALWAYS moving out. The boxes we take to the common areas are all in PERFECT condition. If not, we'll disassemble them and put them in the bin that goes to the recycling centre. Our point is that we should not disassemble perfectly good boxes when people actually need them. The common area where we leave them is the laundry room, so they are not in the way. We just stack them up against the wall, and whoever wants them takes them. I wish someone had done that in my building before I moved into this one. We would have saved a ton of time going all over town looking for boxes.
@JohnRoberts (64821)
• Los Angeles, California
8 May
Most Amazon boxes are small though and not really "packing" size.
@iridion9 (10714)
• Philippines
8 May
Good idea of keeping your boxes. It is still useful in the future
@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
8 May
You can just keep those cardboard boxes.. you might need them somedays..