While every individual move is different, there are some details that are guaranteed across the board: you’ll need to put in a lot of work to plan and execute a move, and of course, you’ll use a lot of moving boxes. But after the truck is unloaded and you’ve finally had enough time to unpack your belongings, what do you do with all of those boxes?

It may be tempting to fold them all up and toss them in a dumpster, but your friends at First Class Moving have some alternate solutions for your boxes that are better for you, the environment, and even other people who are getting ready for moves of their own. 

Here are 3 great ways to get rid of your moving boxes—without having them end up in a landfill.

1.  Use a Box Broker

What’s a box broker? Simply put, box brokers are companies that buy and sell used moving boxes. An easy way to find a box broker in your area is to do a Google search or ask your contacts at First Class Moving. You can also consider using online box broker sites such as BoxCycle.com, U-Haul’s community boards, Craigslist or other sites that can help you buy and sell boxes.

2.  Donate to Charity

Call up your local library, community center, food pantry or other charitable organizations to see if they could use your boxes. In many cases, organizations would be happy to take some, if not all of the boxes you no longer need.

3.  Recycle

In most cities and towns, there are recycling centers dedicated to recycling large amount of cardboard, plastic and other common items that would otherwise go in the trash. Some of them provide curbside pickup, but if they don’t, making the short drive to drop your boxes off is a great way to help the environment and keep them out of a landfill.

For even more great moving tips and tricks, call your friends at First Class Moving! Our Clearwater movers can help you with everything from pre-move planning to packing and even settling into your new home and community. Call us today to get started on your own move or fill out our quick online form to request your no-obligation estimate.