Recycle Your Used Gaylord Boxes

Let us recycle your gaylords and put them towards reuse.

At Verde Trader we give your gaylords a second life. We’ll help you increase your OCC rebates while decreasing your environmental footprint in the most seamless way possible.

Our Services include:

  • Free Removal
  • Gaylord Box Recycling Services
  • Routine Scheduled Gaylord Pickups
  • Brokered Sale Services
  • Drop Trailers
  • Local Distribution Services

Shipping & Pick Ups

We’re able to drop trailers on site, and offer local pick ups.


1 On 1 Support

We take time to understand your unique goals and concerns.


Easy Payment

Online payment is quick, simple, and convenient.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

How do I start recycling my Gaylord boxes?

In order for us to recycle your Gaylord boxes, you’ll need to first submit a the form on the top of the page.

It is a must fill this out because this helps us understand your company’s needs.

We can’t help if we don’t know what’s going on! 

Who do we recycle gaylord boxes for?

We work with manufacturers both big and small!

How do I get paid for my once used boxes?

Generally our vendors receive a check within 3 to 4 weeks.

We must sort and stack the gaylords at one of our facilities before we can issue a rebate.

What is the minimum quantity of Gaylord boxes I can recycle?

A quantity of 100 Gaylord boxes is the smallest quantity we can pickup for recycling.

If you are interested in our sellers program we are able to provide a better service to companies with smaller quantities. 

How fast can you remove my boxes?

Generally, it will take 2-7 business days to perform a pickup.

This is dependent on the qty you’re asking us to recycle.

For lower quantities expect at least a 7 to 10 business day window. 

25 gaylords boxes are NOT worth $500.00 in freight, so please be patience 

How should I prepare my boxes?

This depends on the number of boxes, the box type, dimensions, and wall count. 

We require our vendors to lay the gaylords flat on a pallet and strap them.

4 to 5 Wall – 25 Gaylords per skid

2 to 3 Wall – 50 Gaylords per skid 

How much are my boxes worth?

The value of your boxes depends on the condition, box type, location, etc.

We are unable to give you a dollar amount until we receive pictures of the physical box you are looking to recycle. 

For example, boxes that are less than 36″ in height or used more than once are not as desirable due to quality and height restrictions.

Do we provide other services?

We are a reuse company, so if there are any other items in your waste stream such as pallets, IBC totes, slip sheets or super sacks let us know! We’d be happy to help find a second life for more of your waste. 

Gaylord Recycling Requirements

Our requirements

In order for us to recycle your boxes and put them towards reuse they must maintain their full structural integrity, and cannot be applicable to any of the following: 

  • No panels can be cut out of any of the boxes.  
  • Any box that is ripped.
  • Any box that has had a forklift go through it
  • Any box that is extremely dirty or contaminated. 
  • Any box that has had a meat product inside.  
  • Any box used more than two times. 

Sadly, any and all boxes that contain any of the issues listed above cannot be resold and must be thrown out. It is imperative that these are sorted out from the good boxes and not given to customers. 

We pride ourselves on full transparency and want to ensure our customers are receiving exactly what they ordered, each and every time. 

Box Preparation

Box Type

Does every box you’re generating have the same bottom style? Are they all the same dimension? If you’re generating just one type of box, these questions aren’t for you. 

If you have a mix of boxes with different bottom styles and dimensions, please let us know if you can sort them. A lot of customers don’t mind mixed loads, but there are some who aren’t. Considering this, it’s important to be transparent about what type of boxes you have. 

Pallet Stacking

To create uniform stacks and protect the condition of the bottom flaps, alternate the direction of the box 180 degrees each time you stack them. If you have full flap bottom Gaylord boxes, do the same and also fold the flaps so they are not hanging off. 

Unacceptable Boxes

All boxes must maintain their full structural integrity, and may not have or be applicable to any of the following: 

  • Panels cut out 
  • Rips
  • Dirt or contamination
  • Used more than twice

Please see the photos below for examples of boxes considered unfit for reuse. 

Boxes Per Skid

With cardboard prices at a record low, selling Gaylord boxes for reuse can provide an efficient way to increase your revenue. If you have recycling accounts where you’re getting more Gaylords than you can sell on your own, we can help you. 

At Verde Trader we work with recyclers across the nation to move all of their Gaylords month after month, ensuring they never have a stagnant build-up of boxes sitting in their warehouse.

Submit here to receive a call from one of our representatives. 

Residue and Contamination

Customers will reject boxes with signs of residue and we won’t be able to pay you for them. Because of this, it is important to make sure that each and every box is free of all residue or contamination. Any pellet, compound, or food residue must be cleaned off of each box.

The Pickup Process

Step 1: Confirmation Call

Once you’ve filled out all of the necessary information and uploaded your pictures along with the dimensions of your Gaylord boxes, you can expect a call from us to confirm and review your submission. We will walk through everything with you to affirm your needs and expectations.

Step 2: Email And Website Posting

Next, we’ll go ahead and get all of your information posted to the website and emailed to our customer list. In this step, our goal is to match you with a customer that will consume your boxes at the same rate you are producing them.

Step 3: Wait

After your information is posted on our website and the email is sent, it will take about 5-7 business days to match you with a buyer.

Step 4: P.O. And B.O.L.

Before we send in a truck or a customer comes to pick up the Gaylord boxes, we will confirm everything with you. You will receive a purchase order and BOL from us via email, if the customer is picking them up we will have them coordinate with you directly. 

Step 5: Signed B.O.L. And Invoice

Once your Gaylord boxes are picked up you’ll just need to send a copy of the signed BOL and invoice to us at accounting@mrawasteexchange.com and you will be paid net 30.

Step 6: Inventory Check Ins

From that point on, we’ll be checking in with you bi-weekly for inventory updates. Through a better understanding of what boxes you have and where we’re able to sell your Gaylord boxes quickly and efficiently.

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to reach out to our account manager.

Our Mission

What can you expect from us?

At Verde Trader our priority is to help you increase your waste rebates, while simultaneously decreasing your environmental footprint.

The manufacturers and vendors we work with are the cornerstones of our business, and will always be treated with respect. We pride ourselves on full transparency, paying our vendors on time, and providing top-class customer service.

We are happy to receive feedback, and will always take it with our working relationship in mind. Please, let us know if you have any other questions on how we can help you!