How to Sell Corrugated Cardboard

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Instead of recycling them, sell those old cardboard boxes.
Instead of recycling them, sell those old cardboard boxes. (Image: Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

Instead of recycling or throwing away your unneeded corrugated cardboard, you can earn some extra money by selling it to individuals and companies in your area. The cardboard doesn't necessary have to be large or in new condition to be eligible for resale, as many of these companies purchase scrap cardboard for environmental reasons. By offering payment, they hope to encourage others to consider an alternative to throwing their cardboard into the trash.

Contact recycling services in your area to see if they purchase corrugated cardboard. Make sure you get details regarding the price per pound and whether they have any minimum requirements for accepting cardboard. This may include the condition of the cardboard, its size or a minimum amount they'll accept from sellers.

Compare the prices of different vendors in your area to see which recycling company will give you the best price for your corrugated cardboard. Check online listings for additional companies and individuals in the market for corrugated cardboard. You'll find listings on local classified sites and trade and barter sites -- particularly those used by manufacturing and industrial businesses.

Select a vendor to sell your corrugated cardboard to, and arrange to either drop it off or have it picked up by the company or individual who is buying it.

Bundle the cardboard to make transport easier. If there is any tape on the boxes, do your best to remove it all.

Collect payment for the cardboard at the time of the sale.

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