Once you have moved into your new home, the removalists have left and you have unpacked all those boxes you will be glad to get them out of your home so you have room to move. But wait. How can you get rid of them? Even if you flatten them out they are going to fill up your recycling bin to the max for several weeks – if you can even fit them in. Rather than go to all the trouble of destroying those boxes and sending them to landfill, why not recycle them more usefully?
Even though cardboard boxes break down quickly in the environment, getting more use out of them is less wasteful and can help someone else as well as yourself. Here are some tips for re-purposing those packing boxes.
- Give them to others who are moving. A small ad in the paper or on a free noticeboard can take care of the problem of what to do with packing boxes after you have moved in. Other people will be glad to take them off your hands and they will get a second use. That is always better than disposing of them after just one use.