NOTE: Due to COVID-19, our box return program is on hold for now. We will let our community know when we’re able to take your used boxes again. In the meantime we ask that you either reuse your box around the house or recycle it.
You asked, we listened.
One of the most common customer requests since we started delivering produce in 2015 has been “Is there any way you can reuse these awesome boxes?”
We’re delighted to share that we’re finally making this happen!
Starting in August 2019, we will be able to take back your Imperfect boxes. What will happen to your box once we take it back? Through our work with food banks across the country, we learned that many of them have to buy thousands of brand new cardboard boxes each week to distribute food. Now, they’ll be able to use your box to distribute food, a solution that will help us reduce our footprint as a company and help our food bank partners save money and more easily feed their communities.
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Remove the address sticker.
Step 2: Remove the tape.
Step 3: Fold the box flat.
Step 4: On your delivery day, leave the flat box in the same place you usually receive your delivery. If your box arrived with a gel pack or plastic insulation, you can leave them on top of your flattened box, too.
Tip: Make sure your box is protected from any wet weather conditions or condensation from ice packs since wet cardboard can’t be reused or recycled!
If the box can’t be donated, we will recycle it properly for you.
Together, we can help keep over 4 million boxes from going to waste each year. Thanks for helping reduce waste and support food banks!
Still have questions about what to do with your box or the materials in it? Check out our recycling page to learn more about our packaging!
Would you rather just reuse your box instead? Here are 4 impactful ways you can reuse an Imperfect box!