Creating profit by reducing waste… with integrity and transparency.


To create $1,000,000,000 ($1B) in net savings for our client base, by reducing waste (cost) and increasing recycling and reuse (revenue).


UsedCardboardBoxes and UCBZeroWaste (UCB) design, implement and manage large-scale waste reduction programs that help companies reduce waste (cost) and increase recycling & reuse (revenue). We help companies get to Zero Waste to Landfill at no out-of-pocket cost.


Paying suppliers more than recycling rates and charging customers less than wholesale, we reduce environmental impact, employ people in the US and make a profit! UCB's model is a win/win/win/win!


UCB has created tremendous value at many of the largest manufacturers, distributors and retailers in North America, including McCormick Spice (World's Most Sustainable Food Manufacturer) where UCB manages all waste across 15+ plants.

UsedCardboardBoxes was founded in 2006 and is the largest broker of USED gaylord totes, produce bins and shipping boxes in North America.

We BUY used gaylords, produce totes, shipping boxes & other commodities, for more than recycling rates. The items most likely to be returned, reused or resold are the gaylord totes, produce bins, shipping boxes, pallets, supersaks, barrels & drums our clients receive/unpack from vendors (often carrying bulk food/ingredients, plastic bottles/caps and other high volume items). UCB can pay more than any recycler, because we don't recycle or export these items. For companies needing additional labor to maximize value, UCB can provide trained staff to sort materials, onsite.


them as is, right here in the US.

They mainly go to major retailers for distribution and reverse logistics. Many of the used shipping boxes are made into eco-friendly moving kits, sold online and delivered to any residential address in 1-2 business days with free shipping. Most boxes are sold via tractor trailer, to large retailers as a low-cost way to distribute products out to stores. As a closed-loop sustainability program, totes, barrels, drums and boxes can be sorted, inspected and returned back to the original vendor that purchased them (much like pallet programs) at significant savings.


helps companies reduce waste (cost) and increase recycling & reuse (revenue) and was created in response to the broader needs of UCB clients. We have a proven methodology that reduces waste by focusing on return, reuse, resale, recycling, organics and waste-to-energy (WTE)... all managed / reported real-time, via our proprietary software, called: WATER.

UCBZeroWaste's WATER (Waste Analytics and Tracking for Environmental Reporting) tracks all commodities (including organics) down to the SKU, at each location, providing comprehensive, historic data for real-time analysis and continuous improvement, even from your smart phone!

Getting to Zero Waste to Landfill is not cheap… and it's not achieved by getting the “best rate” for each commodity. Unlike traditional recyclers, UCB helps reduce waste and streamline processes inside and outside our clients' facilities. We first identify the processes that generate waste, then work to decrease waste (cost) and increase return, reuse, resell and recycling (revenue). UCBZeroWaste is a waste reduction advocate (not a recycler or waste hauler) so our clients can use their existing vendors, or seamlessly transition to more financially advantageous outlets, as identified. Money saved and generated through recycling and reuse can be applied to the Waste-to-Energy process, enabling UCB clients to get to "Zero Waste to Landfill" at no out-of-pocket cost. Because we are so confident in our programs, We offer a no-risk, no-cost approach where we are paid only out of the financial improvement created. No improvement = no payment.

Want profit from YOUR “waste”?
Contact us for a free consultation: www.UsedCardboardBoxes.com or www.UCBZeroWaste.com