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Old 05-23-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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You can also talk with the manager at grocery stores and stores located in the malls. Most have compactors and will gladly provide you with free boxes before compression, thus saving on recycle cost to them since many pay pickup by the pound or save dollars requiring drop trailer pick ups.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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Try Home Depot for moving boxes.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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BJ's or costco is a good source for free boxes. they leave there for you to take
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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BJ's or costco is a good source for free boxes. they leave there for you to take
BJ's generally doesn't have enough boxes in their pickup area unless you've moving the contents of a fairly sparsely furnished studio apartment.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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You can also talk with the manager at grocery stores and stores located in the malls. Most have compactors and will gladly provide you with free boxes before compression, thus saving on recycle cost to them since many pay pickup by the pound or save dollars requiring drop trailer pick ups.

That's what I was going to suggest. Office Depot is good for this as well.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:32 AM
 
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Default Boxes

I just got my boxes from Public Storage. I got tired of running around trying to get them from stores. They have different size bundles with the tape.

Hope this helps
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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Try a local company with three store's in and around Atlanta. The Georgia Green Box they are cheaper than any of the places people have listed here. Just Google Georgia Green Box Atalanta
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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You can also talk with the manager at grocery stores and stores located in the malls. Most have compactors and will gladly provide you with free boxes before compression, thus saving on recycle cost to them since many pay pickup by the pound or save dollars requiring drop trailer pick ups.
Actually a lot of these places actually get paid for recycling them now.... Good luck we went all over- Publix, Target, and Walgreens over 2 weeks and it was almost impossible. Most of the managers sad they would and unless you came exactly when their shipments came they would "forget" and there wouldnt be any. You might have more luck at liquor stores as it is a smaller store and the people dont want to have to beak down the boxes (but some places use these for boxing up peoples purchases so they might not give them away).
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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Don't buy boxes! I've had much success just walking into liquor stores and asking for some boxes. They usually have a ton that they will gladly give to you. Grocery stores are also good but make sure and get there very early because the bulk of their stocking happens overnight and they crush their boxes pretty quickly. 5 or 6 am is a good time. You could also try calling them at night before you go to bed and tell them to save you some boxes (produce and canned goods boxes are the most durable whereas paper towel and toilet paper boxes are just about useless).

I haven't bought boxes in years.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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Sometimes people on Craigslist post that they are leaving out their moving boxes or selling for cheap. I would try some of those to get free ones. Home Depot's boxes are cheap. You can ask larger grocers/box retailers as well, but they often crush their boxes right after emptying them. Liquor stores boxes are good as well, but sometimes it's timing, when you ask in order to score good boxes.
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