What Types of Reusable Packaging Can Your Company Sell?

Posted by ReUsed USA
On January 6, 2023

Who Buys Used Waste and Packaging near you?

Manufacturing and shipping industries widely use reusable packaging. Packaging is a major expense for many companies. By selling or recycling used packaging, a company is able to recoup some of their expenses and avoid waste ending up in a landfill. Here we will review some of the types of industrial packaging a company can sell.

shipping materials

Used IBC Totes

IBC totes are used by a variety of industries including food manufacturing, oil fracking, waste water, agricultural and beverage companies

I am sure anyone who has purchased IBC totes knows just how expensive they can get, especially in recent years. With new IBC tote prices rising many companies are looking to make money selling their containers after they are done using them.

When looking for IBC tote buyers there are many options. The easiest way is to find a local recycler who will send a truck to hual off and remove your IBC totes. Most of the time they will pay you anywhere from $20-60 per tote depending on what was inside them. If you are looking for top dollar you can always list your used IBCs on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

Used IBC totes

Used IBC totes

Some companies that buy used IBC totes include

Used Wooden Pallets

Wooden pallets are one of the most widely used packing types in the country. Any company that ships a product or loads a semi truck will use pallets. Some of the most common industries include 3PL Shipping, Food/Beverage Producers, and any large manufacturer.

When it comes to selling wooden pallets there are a variety of factors that come into play. Used pallets can either be a gold mine or worth absolutely nothing. The most valuable type of pallet is the standard 48″ x 40″ GMA. This is the standard pallet size in the United States and what most buyers are looking for. If they are in good condition you can expect to receive up to $8 per used pallet. Although alternatively if you have odd sizes(any size beside 48″ x 40″) or pallet with major damage you may struggle to find a buyers and have to settle for a free removal.

Used Grade B Wooden Pallets - 48 x 40

Used Grade B Wooden Pallets – 48 x 40

Some of the top pallet buyers in the country include:

Gaylord Boxes

Used Gaylord Boxes have become very popular due to the surging prices of New Cardboard Boxes in the recent years. You can expect to save up to 30% on Used boxes compared to new. When selling used gaylord boxes you can expect get get between $6-$12 per box depending on condition.

Gaylord Boxes come in a variety of sizes, typically ranging around 48 x 40 x 36. They come in a range of weight capacity as well depending on how many walls they have. The most common gaylord box is the HPT-41 which has 4-5 PLY Walls.

cardboard box

Companies that Sell Used Gaylord Boxes

55 Gallon Drums

Often used as an alternative or in combination with IBC totes 55 gallons drums are widely used across the united states. However, when it comes to removing them it is often a struggle for companies. That being said if you have drums that are in good condition many recyclers will provide a free pick up and payment for the barrels.

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