About UsedCardboardBoxes & UCBZeroWaste
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.
We RETURN, REUSE or RESELL
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.
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.