Reuse and Recycle Cardboard- Make Money

Another Source for Selling or Buying Cardboard is Box Cycle: (San Francisco, CA) This is a fairly new company- but it looks like you just post your boxes on their forum to find the closest location for boxes, saving you time and gas.

Here’s what they say:

“BoxCycle was created to make the environmentally superior option of reusing shipping and moving boxes practical, convenient, and worthwhile.

Every day people purchase new shipping and moving boxes at a significant expense. While it is possible to find low cost, or even free, used boxes, the process is often time consuming, embarrassing, and full of frustration and uncertainty. With BoxCycle, buyers instantly see willing sellers in their area including sellers’ distance and approximate location, box inventory, and hours. Buyers reserve their boxes by arranging a pickup appointment and paying for their purchase online. BoxCycle not only makes the transaction simple, certain, and inexpensive, but also more convenient. By locating sellers close to them, buyers can pickup their boxes the same day without long drives or costs and delays of delivery.

Retailers receive daily shipments in boxes that they then spend time and money getting rid of. While many retailers are happy to provide used boxes to others, they don’t have time to look for interested people and do not want to be distracted from their core business. Recyclers, moving companies, and box manufacturers accept pennies for recycling perfectly good boxes instead of much higher prices people are willing to pay because these sellers are not setup to deal directly with consumers. BoxCycle shields sellers from frequent communication, broken appointments, payment collection, and other issues that makes dealing with individual consumers difficult. At the same time, BoxCycle makes it easy for sellers to list their boxes and find buyers.

BoxCycle makes listing, buying, and selling used boxes simple and efficient while providing buyers with lower prices and sellers with higher returns. There are no upfront fees; BoxCycle only makes money after successful sales by deducting a commission before remitting proceeds to the seller.”

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  1. Bert Martin says:


  2. Jeff Lewis says:

    I am in Lewisville (Dallas Area)
    Looking for local retailers that would like to have their boxes collected and reused rather than throwing them away.
    I can help eliminate your waste and your garbage expense

    Contact Jeff at

  3. Yvette says:

    Boxes needed ASAP for moving

  4. Irma says:

    Moving out of state and need all shape boxes ASAP, wardrobe, computer, dishes, linen/blankets, etc. Thank you very much!

  5. Teri says:

    I need boxes!! I live in Tucson AZ..

  6. Cathy says:

    Check out craigslist, and for free boxes.
    Good luck

  7. Darlene says:


  8. Cathy says:

    I don’t do anything with cardboard boxes, you can either order from, or get for free from craigslist or freecycle.
    good luck

  9. Tiffany says:

    I own a small local moving company First Class Movers of Colorado and we really appreciate websites of this one that offer information on how to be green while moving.

  10. Tina says:

    Need about 50 boxes for moving. I’m in Texas. Thank you!

  11. Theresa says:

    Need boxes for sudden move
    I’m in Mukilteo wa

  12. Lisa says:

    Moving and need boxes. Packing today tomorrow and the day after. Moving by the 10th. Please if you have any boxes contact me.

  13. Lisa says:

    almost forgot, I’m located in Lynnwood WA

  14. Connie says:

    Another great places to get FREE box’s that are up to the task is the CS department at your local hospital. Every size. Just have to brake them down so they fit in your rig. Happy Moving

  15. Adeline says:

    I have lot of boxes want to sell. May i known where i sell to?

  16. Loretta Fabrizio says:

    How much do you make recycling cardboard? is it by the pound and where can I take it to sell?

  17. Cathy says:

    Ask your local scrap dealer

  18. Bruna says:

    Hi , i’m form Brazil and i really need lots of paper box for tucson show . If someone know who have it , please contact me:

  19. Vicki says:

    I am in need of wardrobe boxes for an upcoming move in Germantown, Maryland. Anyone have any? Please let me know. Thanks!

  20. Miguel Gomez says:

    I need some to pick up lots of card board at my buisness ..

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