9 Things To Do With Scrap Cardboard


Every business will have a time when scrap cardboard begins accumulating in the backroom, warehouse, or worker areas. It is time to do some house cleaning and dispose of the reusable items. Companies can free up valuable space and keep the property safe. Below are some recommendations for what to do with the cardboard.

1. Get a market valuation
The first thing to do is to get a market valuation. Take the cardboard to a boxing company that has insight into the industry valuations. Get a written quote. Companies may need this written documentation as proof of valuation for tax purposes.

2. Give to a fundraising group
Fundraising groups operate on limited budgets. Groups are always looking to provide valuable services while cutting down on expenses. Giving your scrap cardboard to your favorite fundraising team makes it possible for the group to put money to better use.

Take a look at bulletin boards for fundraising notices. This includes workplaces, schools, grocery stores, libraries and online venues. Reading local newspapers can provide insight into fundraising is currently in process, or getting ready to start.

3. Give to thrift stores
Thrift stores are nonprofit entities that survive by reselling donated items. They are always in need of shopping bags or cardboard boxes for a variety of purposes. Cardboard can store and display sales items. Boxes can also come in handy for packaging and transporting customer purchases.

4. Donate to community centers
Most local municipalities have community centers that operate on governmental budgets. Many of these budgets cover minimal expenses. Since most centers give residents a chance to participate in classes ranging from continuing education, adult development, to family fitness – scrap cardboard can come in very handy.

5. Take it to a recycling center
Cardboard is a popular recyclable item. Most recycling centers require boxes to be broken down into a flat sheet. Find the nearest center and check to be certain.

6. Give to schools
School budgets are continually being cut. Check with a local school to see if they are in need of extra boxes. Boxes can be used to store office and art supplies. Heavy duty boxes can store books. Teachers may find boxes useful for transporting class supplies and lesson materials.

7. Donate to foods banks
Nonprofit food banks are continually in need of boxes to handle all sorts of operational matters. This includes storing, transporting and displaying produce, boxed goods, canned items, and bakery foods. The overall usage of scrap cardboard varies according to the managing company. Some banks allow participants to choose food from boxes. Other facilities may have volunteer workers fill each box full of food. Boxes play a crucial role in keeping the entire operation clean, safe, and organized.

8. Help out the seniors
Senior programs are operated by governmental agencies. More than likely, these programs operate on a limited budget. Boxes are needed to transport prepared food to and from homes.

9. Sell to a reputable company
A number of boxing companies purchase scrap cardboard. Choose a reputable company that has experience in the industry and offers the highest price. Some companies, like Boxsmart, can offer a substantial amount higher than the competition.

Scrap cardboard is a valuable commodity. Donating or selling it will help reduce landfill waste. This helps the environment and complies with the green living movement.