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Old 10-23-2018, 01:45 PM
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Where do you guys get packing peanuts?

So I used to get free packing peanuts delivered by the truckload from a store in SF--it was best hookup ever. That store has now closed and I'm having to buy peanuts. This kills me both environmentally and financially. I power through a 20 cu. ft. bag packing just 4-5 pieces, so they go quickly.

Of the folks who use lots of peanuts--where do you get yours? I need a reliable, steady supply that would ideally be free. Please don't suggest injection foam--it's even worse environmentally and it's $$$$.

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Old 10-23-2018, 02:12 PM
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Craigslist and/or local manufacturers who receive parts and supplies packed in peanuts. Until they retired, I got as many sacks as I could handle from an antiques dealer. Put the word out and the world will come to your door.
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:20 PM
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I used to get mine from the receiving department at work but fewer companies are using them now because they're such a mess. You may want to look into a used cardboard shredder or a company in your area that recycles cardboard for packaging by shredding it. I'm seeing more and more things packed that way these days and the cardboard is always recyclable if the client chooses to do so. Here's a link to what I'm talking about so that you may investigate who in your area already uses one - perhaps a recycling co?

https://www.zerbee.com/Products/HSM-...alp=1633357379
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:36 PM
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For the love of God get some non-plastic, biodegradeable peanuts whatever you do.
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Old 10-23-2018, 03:27 PM
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we use national packing supply but I am not sure if they are national .. LOL

biodegradable corn based peanuts are the only peanuts we use.
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Old 10-23-2018, 03:40 PM
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Aloha, We get most of our bubble wrap from automotive body shops, they dispose of massive amounts packing materials and like recycling it.Drop by a paperweight or such and you and the environment will be happier.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:47 PM
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Lately I've been using crumpled brown paper. aka "bogus" paper, I don't know why it's called that.

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Old 10-23-2018, 07:05 PM
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This is who I used: https://www.glbc.com/

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Old 10-23-2018, 11:53 PM
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It is not peanuts but I get white foam wrap from overhead door companies.They wrap each door front and back with this stuff. It is usually 20 foot long by two feet wide.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:26 AM
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David you can look at Uline. Thats where we got them when I was out there
https://www.uline.com
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:29 AM
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I get mine from Uline as well but it's no bargain. In general, that's an expensive source of all supplies.
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No one throws Bubble Wrap away, itís become a part of our bartering system 😂
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:31 AM
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No one throws Bubble Wrap away, itís become a part of our bartering system 😂
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Too true. I've seen some very attractive high school prom dresses made with it and colored duct tape. Waterproof too!
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:53 AM
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I get mine from Uline as well but it's no bargain. In general, that's an expensive source of all supplies.
I'd use straw and newspaper before I gave those bastards a penny.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/u...an-donors.html
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David you can look at Uline. Thats where we got them when I was out there
https://www.uline.com
Yup, that's where I ordered my recent 10 bags. It's the best deal I've found but I hate giving those right-wingers any $. I really want to find a free source again.
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When I was working for Penland years back I had a call from a furniture factory nearby in the winter (while no classes were going on) asking if we could use any peanuts. I said sure and a couple of days later 2 tractor trailers came up the road full. They filled the flame working shop and half of the classroom to the ceiling with peanuts.
Now I have a local family owned com. that supplies all my packing materials. They deliver for free which is nice.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:52 AM
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I'm using shredded newspaper. Found an old strip cut shredder at a garage sale. Most of the time the added extra weight over peanuts doesn't matter as the oversize charges offset the weight increase.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:47 AM
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I used to use shredded paper. I could get all I needed from the local bank. Rules and regulations no longer let banks give out their shredded paper but I suppose one could get it elsewhere of make your own. It is kind of messy and I did have a few customers complain about that.
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There was a ceramic supply store in Wichita that had made a grid of i suppose nichrome wire that could be energized. They would throw random pieces of styrofoam on the grid and it would make square pieces of styrofoam. Sometimes it was long square pieces that would be put back on to make small squares. This would solve the cost and ecological dilemma because it seems there is a lot of styrofoam out there and it is not recycled easily. It is not recycled here in Kansas. I usually post on Facebook that that I will pick up peanuts and get some that way.
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:14 AM
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I want to see someone make them out of all that sodium silicate Ron talks about. Aerated glass foam. Yum...
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