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May 23 2024

How To Recycle Cardboard Moving Boxes

Have you just moved and are now stuck with a stack of boxes you don’t know what to do with? It is completely normal after moving homes to be left with a range of cardboard boxes used to keep belongings safe and secure during transit. But what can you do to get rid of these boxes after you have successfully completed your move?

As storage experts with decades of experience under our belts, we know a thing or two about recycling moving boxes. Not only does repurposing moving boxes have a positive impact on the planet, but it also frees up the space they are currently taking up at home. This article dives into tips our Loxon Storage experts use when reusing, recycling and disposing of moving boxes:

Prepare the cardboard boxes

Before recycling or reusing moving boxes, the moving boxes must be prepped. Firstly, ensure all personal belongings are removed from the boxes along with any residual stickers, labels and tape used throughout the moving process. This is an important step as selected recycling plants and tips can only accept pure cardboard to avoid contamination.

Option One: Return your moving boxes for a refund

If you are moving soon with a storage unit supplier, select storage facilities will buy back used boxes with their branding on them. This enables local businesses to sustainably recycle moving boxes and lower their environmental impact.

Loxon Storage is a storage provider that will buy back any used Loxon Storage branded moving boxes that are in good condition. Simply return your Loxon Storage moving boxes back to your nearest facility and we will pay you for the boxes with no receipt required. How easy is that?!

Option Two: Reusing cardboard moving boxes

A simple way to reuse moving boxes is to give them a new purpose at home or reuse them in a new project. Many households choose to keep their moving boxes for home storage in the garage, cupboards, under the bed and more. This can save excessive spending on plastic containers and tubs to organise the home.

If the new space is too small to store all your belongings, invest in an affordable storage unit nearby to keep your items safe in an easily accessible location. Loxon Storage has a variety of clean and convenient storage facilities across Queensland with a range of storage unit sizes to suit your needs.

Another way to reuse your cardboard moving boxes is to donate them to your community and close networks of family, friends and neighbours. If you know someone moving soon, drop off your old moving boxes to help them throughout their moving journey.

Alternatively, drop off your cardboard moving boxes to community centers, op-shops, local schools and kindergartens, food drives or upcoming charity events. Many local businesses are always searching for cardboard boxes to reduce operating costs or create craft activities for children.

Finally, if you have children, cardboard boxes can serve as the ultimate crafting project. From creating a new costume for book week to making a new cubby house or puppet show theatre, the craft options for cardboard boxes are endless! All you need is some tape, paints, paintbrushes and markers.

kid smiling in cardboard moving box

Option Three: Recycling cardboard moving boxes

If you are simply looking to get rid of your moving boxes and don’t require them for any household purposes, you can also recycle the cardboard moving boxes. One of the easiest ways to recycle moving boxes is to place them into the yellow household bins to be recycled in their regular bin run. As these occur every fortnight across Australia, a simple option is to recycle in batches each fortnight until you run out of moving boxes. This is a great solution if you are happy storing some moving boxes at home in the meantime.

However, if you are looking to remove all cardboard boxes as soon as possible, try visiting a local recycling centre. In Queensland, drop-off recycling centres accept cardboard boxes, packing paper and other recyclable items. Simply find the nearest recycling centre to you and drop off all of your cardboard moving boxes in one go!

Short on time? Junk Removal Services can come to your home and remove your cardboard boxes for you. Many of these removal services aim to recycle or donate as many items as possible, so they can take care of ensuring your cardboard doesn’t have any negative environmental impacts.

With these handy cardboard box solutions, you should be able to repurpose or recycle your cardboard boxes and free up space to enjoy your new home. Happy recycling!


How To Recycle Cardboard Moving Boxes Summary:

  1. Home storage
  2. Give away to family, friends or neighbours
  3. Donate to a local community group, charity or school
  4. Use for a kid’s craft or DIY project
  5. Place into the household recycling bin
  6. Take to a local recycling centre
  7. Use a junk removal service
  8. Return to Loxon Storage and receive reimbursement

About The Author:

Loxon Storage is a family business that has been operating in the storage industry for decades and has extensive experience in all things storage. Since opening, Loxon Storage has quickly become a trusted source for any storage topic including moving boxes and supplies. Learn more about Loxon Storage by visiting our About Us page.

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