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.

  • Start Selling Your Gaylord Boxes

Getting Started

How do I start recycling my Gaylord boxes?

Our recycling process requires that you first submit a form at the top of the page called the Gaylord Box Recycling Form. The information you provide is very important because it helps us get to know your company. Without knowing the situation, we can’t help!

Who do we recycle gaylord boxes for?

Whether you are a large or small manufacturer, we are here to help.

How do I get paid for my once used boxes?

Checks are generally issued within 3 to 4 weeks.

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

The smallest quantity we can recycle is 50 Gaylord boxes.

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

Our recycling service will not be able to utilize your boxes if they do not maintain their full structural integrity, and those boxes cannot be used as follows:

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.

The issues cited above, along with any others found in the boxes, cannot be resold and have to be discarded. It is imperative that these are separated from the good boxes and loaded onto the truck.

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

Do the bottoms of the boxes look the same? Do they all have the same dimensions? This section doesn’t apply to you if you are generating only one style of box.

We would appreciate it if you could sort the boxes with different bottom styles and sizes. Mixed loads are usually okay for many customers, but there are still some who don’t like them. In light of this, it’s essential to present all of your box types transparently.

Pallet Stacking

Stack boxes 180 degrees at a time to maintain their condition and keep them uniform. Gaylord boxes with full flaps should also have their flaps folded so they don’t hang off when they’re closed.

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. 

Residue and Contamination

We will not be able to pay you for boxes that show signs of residue. Consequently, each and every box must be cleaned free of residue and contamination. Every box must be cleaned of any pellets, compounds, or food residue.

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 3: Await confirmation

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!