What to do with old plastic totes?

Take them to local charity shops. If your plastic storage containers are still in good condition and you don’t have any use for them, you could take them down to your local charity shop. These stores could sell them on or perhaps even keep them for their own use.

What can you do with empty storage totes?

I’d also love to hear your ideas for what to do with the empty bins you decide to get rid of. Possible ideas for these containers include selling them, such as in a garage or yard sale, or through Craigslist or something similar, or donating them to a charity or similar organization that could use them.

Are weathertight totes worth it?

Why it’s great: Any closet could benefit from a few Iris Weathertight Totes. They’re sturdy and easy to use and they come in more sizes (12) than any other bins we tested. We also recommend the under-bed size in our guide to closet organizing.

What can I use instead of a plastic storage bin?

So here are 10 alternatives you can lean on if you’re clearing plastic out of your kitchen once and for all:

  • Stasher Silicone Bags.
  • Bee’s Wrap Reusable Food Storage.
  • Jervis & George Glass Food Storage Containers.
  • WINIT Reusable Silicone Food Bag.
  • Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Bottles.
  • Black + Blum Stainless Steel Container.

How do you dispose of plastic storage containers?

Disposal options

  1. Give to a friend, donate to charity or sell online.
  2. If reusable, drop off free at The Green Shed at: Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre.
  3. Give away to a preschool/primary school for storage purposes.
  4. Broken containers go in your rubbish bin or for large quantities, drop them at a Transfer Station.

How do you dispose of plastic containers?


  1. After using any plastic product, wash it with clear water.
  2. Crush the bottle or container.
  3. Store them separately from the wet waste.
  4. Handover plastic waste to the plastic agents (Kabadiwalas)

How do you hide storage bins in plain sight?

6 Sneaky Storage Ideas to Hide Your Clutter in Plain Sight

  1. Curate Your Clutter.
  2. Capitalize on Crevices.
  3. Conceal an Eyesore, Create Storage.
  4. Beef Up Bed Storage.
  5. Pegboard Pots and Pans.
  6. Make a Mobile Yard Work Station.

Do totes keep bugs out?

Airtight and watertight plastic storage totes will keep out bugs and dampness too. Yes, the upfront expense of plastic versus cardboard is considerably more, but the investment will pay off later. Rodents can quickly chew through cardboard, plus, plastic boxes stack better than cardboard.

Is it better to move with boxes or totes?

Plastic totes may seem like a great idea, but oftentimes totes will buckle and crack under normal amounts of weight. It’s better to use moving boxes, which do a better job of absorbing the weight and keeping the load tight.

What is a good alternative to plastic?

Best Alternatives to Plastic

  • Stainless steel. Tough and easy to clean, stainless steel options for reusable food and beverage storage have multiplied in recent years.
  • Glass.
  • Platinum silicone.
  • Beeswax-coated cloth.
  • Natural fiber cloth.
  • Wood.
  • Bamboo.
  • Pottery and Other Ceramics.

What is the alternative to plastic food containers?

Here are our Top 5 alternatives to plastic packaging:

  • Shrimp shells to make biodegradable plastic bags.
  • Sugarcane.
  • Water bubbles made from seaweed.
  • Cellophane in wood pulp.

Should you throw away old Tupperware?

If your Tupperware container is old, you should use it for other purposes and no longer store or reheat food. However, you should not just throw plastic containers away because they don’t decompose quickly and it might take them 1000 years to fully breakdown.

Where can I find used plastic totes for sale?

Green Processing Company’s inventory includes used plastic totes that are used in many standard sizes and colors that are available at our various locations at any given time. These containers are small enough to be lifted by hand and easy to transport between facilities or internally.

Are there any reusable plastic bins or totes?

Choose from our huge selection of bins, boxes and totes for your perfect packaging solution. Hand-held containers are available in straight-wall, stack-and-nest as well as collapsible styles. ORBIS offers reusable packaging solutions for a long service life, our products are 100% recyclable.

What kind of material is a tote made of?

Bins and totes are typically made of high-density polyethylene material, which will not rust, corrode, or bend. Stackable bins and totes are great for storing inventory as they can be placed on top of each other without a lid and without putting pressure on the contents of the container below.

How are plastic totes used in the supply chain?

This process lends itself to superior impact resistance, consistent surface finish, parts are impervious to the elements, and are also recyclable and returnable for supply chain cost-effectiveness. Custom labels are available to meet your needs within the organization or if used to ship to other locations.