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April 9, 2008 11:48 AM   Subscribe

East Bay, Californiafilter: so, we have these cardboard boxes. We need them to go away forever.

Like, 450 15"x15"x10" and 390 26"x15"x7" boxes. They live in a storage facility in Oakland.

We need to get rid of them and preferably make some money off of our ancient box-buying folly in the process. We have limited transportation, so if your proposed box-wanting agents would actually come and get them, even better!

Any ideas? A creative reuse center that will schlep them for us? Other non-profits that haven't yet made that first big step towards owning their own end-times cardboard supply? A disgraced moving company that can't go through routine channels for their boxes? What do you know?
posted by hototogisu to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
 
Craiglist and/or freecycle.
posted by electroboy at 11:54 AM on April 9, 2008


Contact food banks or other social services who could use extra boxes to help with their logistical management. I used to be a food bank co-ordinator - we were always in dire need of more boxes.
posted by carabiner at 11:57 AM on April 9, 2008


The East Bay Depot for Creative Re-Use.
posted by optovox at 11:58 AM on April 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Seconding Craigslist, Freecycle, & The East Bay Depot for Creative Re-Use.

You could also call the Berkeley Ecology Center and ask them.
posted by salvia at 12:25 PM on April 9, 2008


We've definitely tried Craigslist in the past...

As far as I can tell, the Creative Re-Use people don't pick anything up, right?

We were really hoping to be able to sell them, as we dropped a bit of cash on them a while back and never ended up needing them. It looks like some sort of tax-deductible donation will be our best bet...

Thanks so far!
posted by hototogisu at 12:31 PM on April 9, 2008


some ebayers would love them

just put them up on craigslist
posted by Salvatorparadise at 12:35 PM on April 9, 2008


It's a longshot, but try calling JDM Packing Supplies and ask if they will buy them. They always carry new recycled boxes (which sounds weird but to give you an example: whenever Apple discontinues a product line, I'll spot stacks of the discontinued product's unused packaging at JDM). You might get some interest given how many you have.
posted by jamaro at 3:07 PM on April 9, 2008


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