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Old 03-24-2012, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Brighton Forest - North Carolina
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Hi again Y'all,

Sarah and I have finished unpacking and have pretty much settled everything out. Now we are left with a zillion plastic bins we used for the move. I would like to donate these to a place that can reuse them rather than have them put in a landfill or recycled. Is there a place that would accept them? They are sturdy plastic bins with locking tops.

Thanks for all your previous help with all my questions. We are so thrilled to finally be here.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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Hi again Y'all,

Sarah and I have finished unpacking and have pretty much settled everything out. Now we are left with a zillion plastic bins we used for the move. I would like to donate these to a place that can reuse them rather than have them put in a landfill or recycled. Is there a place that would accept them? They are sturdy plastic bins with locking tops.

Thanks for all your previous help with all my questions. We are so thrilled to finally be here.

Your nearest Goodwill, Salvation Army, Humane Society or Shelter for those who need a place to stay temporarily. Give them a call and ask which ones will take them.

*If I lived close I would take them since I am decluttering and downsizing my home at the moment, those would come in very handy for me*
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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May I ask why you chose plastic bins instead of the less expensive boxes? And what sizes were most convenient? Did a professional mover accept the plastic crates?
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: NC
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Agree with CSD. Also, many women who go to local battered women's shelters leave their home with stuff in trash bags. they'd think they'd hit gold if they had a plastic container. So my vote is for the Salvation Army shelter downtown, or the organization Interact, or the Helen Wright Women's Ctr downtown.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Brighton Forest - North Carolina
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May I ask why you chose plastic bins instead of the less expensive boxes? And what sizes were most convenient? Did a professional mover accept the plastic crates?
We moved ourselves and chose plastic bins due to the fact we were storing them in an outdoor storage facility first. I didn't want the moisture to get absorbed into the cardboard boxes. Plus the bins stack in place better.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Teachers would probably love them too - especially in elementary school. We have lots of little bits and pieces to store.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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Teachers would probably love them too - especially in elementary school. We have lots of little bits and pieces to store.

Great idea, I never thought about teachers and my best friend was a 2nd grade teacher for 35 years...LOL
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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You could also post them on the free section of Craigslist. They'll be gone in an hour! LOL!
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I agree that schools would probably love them (probably better to give to the school in general rather than all one teacher, unless you just really love that teacher). Also, animal shelters always need storage for toys, food, towels, etc that come in. I'd definitely give to a charity that you support rather than just giving them away to an individual, if you can arrange it.
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