Your city recycling center isn’t just good for disposing of your newspapers, plastics and cardboard. It may also be a great place to find packaging materials for your own use. If you have a small business which involves shipping items to purchasers, check to see if your recycling center has packing peanuts. Not all recyclers collect them, but many do, and they’re often happy to give them to you for free.
A recycling center is also a good source for cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes. Why bother buying a box for shipping, packing or storage when you may be able to get just what you need without spending a dime?