Moving Green

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Moving is never easy. There’s the rush to get everything packed, the potential for parting with sentimental items, stacks of cardboard boxes overtaking your space, attempt to keep life as stable as possible.  And of course, you can never find the tape when you need it the most. What if you didn’t have to worry about the tape, or purchasing those pesky cardboard boxes that you will only use once?

Thanks to Green Bin, this is a reality. Located in the Valley of the Sun, this locally owned company’s goal is to create a less wasteful solution to help with the moving process.  Green bins are large plastic containers that you can rent for your move, and replace the need for purchasing cardboard boxes that you often use only once. The bins don’t require assembly, are stackable, water resistant, and have an attached interlocking lid. There are five options based on the size of your residence and prices are rated on a weekly basis.  A one-week rental of their one-bedroom kit (which is thirty bins) costs $95 and includes a dolly to use, two pounds of packing paper, and thirty bin labels. Green Bin will drop off everything to your residence and pick up the empty bins once you are situated in your new home.

What we love most is how using a service like Green Bin lessens impact on the environment. It’s great to do your part by recycling those cardboard boxes you’ve used in past moves, but if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that “reuse” comes before “recycle” in the sustainability mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle.”  These bins can be used over 400 times and once they can no longer usable, they are recycled.  The bins are sanitized with a non-toxic and biodegradable cleaner, so you can rest assured they are germ free and clean when you rent them.


In true independent business fashion, the Green Bin team are generous supporters of the community.  They donate bins to local nonprofits, and give back through donations of their service to silent auctions to raise funds for nonprofit causes.

Supporting local entrepreneurs and doing the right thing for the planet can be easy.   Check out Green Bin for your next move, and get a 10% discount when you mention with the code “local” until December 31, 2019.