Amazon Prime Days just ended. If you ordered a few (or a few more than just a few) things, you will likely have a bunch of boxes and you may be wondering how to recycle your Amazon packaging. Empty boxes are a GREAT way to get organized. New stuff came in the boxes, declutter by filling the boxes with old stuff for donation. You can mail the boxes through Give Back Box using the postage paid label they provide to you at no charge. Or schedule a pick up or drop them off. The idea is a version of the rule: 1 in 1 out. One box of new stuff in – 1 box of old stuff out!
Amazon Second Chance details exactly how to recycle your Amazon packaging. They also give you information about trading in your old electronic devices, speakers, wearable tech, and more for a gift card. The balls of brown packing paper are recyclable through most curbside paper recycling service in town. The plastic pillows and bubble lined plastic mailers are considered plastic film and also easy to through most curbside paper recycling service in town. If your town does not offer that option, check out PlasticFilmRecycling.org for a local collection point based on your zip code.
Great job on a quick win.
Now you know how to recycle your Amazon packaging. Keep your momentum going by joining me on Facebook every Friday @ 4pm for a Facebook Live through the Jersey City Free Public Library. No registration needed. Simply log onto Facebook.com/JamieNovak at 4pm ET today to declutter live with me!
BEFORE THEY ARE GONE, be sure to grab your virtual seat for the 31 Day Declutter Challenge beginning at 7pm ET this Thursday, July 1st. If you don’t already have a copy of my book, Keep This Toss That, I highly suggest picking one up today. You’ll find yourself highlighting pages and using it as an ongoing reference. Plus, it makes a great paperweight for the pile of papers you keep saying you’ll go through one day.