If you’re like me and did your holiday shopping online, your home might be filled with empty Amazon boxes.
Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.
Amazon announced it’s participating in a program called “Give Back Box” earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.
Here’s how it works:
- Collect your used, empty Amazon boxes. (You can also use boxes from other selected retailers.) Make sure your order isn’t still in there.
- Pack it with the stuff you want to donate to Goodwill. Here’s a suggested list of items Goodwills accept.
- Print a shipping label from givebackbox.com.
- Drop the box off at UPS or the post office. Shipping will be free, and the box will go to the nearest participating Goodwill.
It’s not just a good way to give back to others during the holiday season — the Give Back Box is also a great way to clear your home of clutter and used packaging.
Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through hispersonal investment company Bezos Expeditions.