What to do with empty boxes?


#1

Has anyone found a way to dispose of the empty boxes from the peritoneal dialysis supplies other than
recycling? Any market for those?


#2

These boxes are super sturdy, and great for folks who are moving, and someone is ALWAYS moving. Look in your area for a Freecycle.org group–most communities have them. Freecycle is a non-profit set up to help keep things out of landfills. You can offer up the boxes, and someone who is interested will come and pick them up. If you have a covered porch to leave them on, you never even have to see the person or let them into your home.


#3

I just collapse the boxes, and store them until my supplies are replenished every month. The delivery guy takes the collapsed boxes, as well as re-supplying my Baxter consumables.


#4

This is really good to know about Baxter. I wonder if Fresenius does the same thing.


#5

Can I suggest you visit www.greendialysis.org and then the Home Dialysis tab, then scroll to Waste Management, then scroll to find cardboard box reuse. Indeed.
The entire ~100 page site is devoted to eco-sensitive and sustainable dialysis.
John Agar


#6

Following up from @John_Agar’s reply.

Gardeners, particularly those following a ‘no dig’ method will always be on the lookout for cardboard.

Other cardboard is recycled at street collection level (here in the UK anyway)