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Used Gaylord Boxes & Bulk Containers in Kentucky


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Used Box Recycling is located in Louisville and Lexington, KY . We are able to deliver boxes anywhere in the state of Kentucky and most of the south. Local pick ups and full truckload of up to 500 boxes per delivery


Free recycling haul offs and pickups for broken or unwanted bulk boxes across the state. We are also able to service the near by states of Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois


Different Sizes of Bulk Boxes in Kentucky

Gaylord boxes are typically available in a range of different sizes to accommodate different types and quantities of goods. The exact sizes of Gaylord boxes will vary depending on the manufacturer and the intended use of the boxes. However, some common sizes for Gaylord boxes include:

  • 51 x 41 x 31 inches (for small to medium-sized items)
  • 48 x 40 x 40 inches(standard size)
  • 53 x 45 x 36 inches (for medium to large-sized items)
  • 63 x 53 x 46 inches (for large items or multiple small items)
  • 71 x 53 x 47 inches (for very large items or multiple medium-sized items)




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KY Frequently Asked Questions

How much do used Gaylord Boxes Cost in Kentucky ?

Kentucky Shipping Box prices may vary depending on the market and state of the supply chain. On average you can expect to pay anywhere from $5 to $10 per box for full truckload orders (500) The size and type of the box also play a role in determining price. Feel free to give us a call or email so we can provide a quote to you. We also take into the volume of the order and.

How Much can I sell gaylord boxes for in KY

There is a wide range of prices prices paid for boxes in the state of KY. This depends heavily on the condition of the box and the amount 

Types of Gaylord Boxes
Types of bottoms and tops

The term “regular-slotted container” (RSC) refers to any box that has four flaps on the top and bottom of the box. The great thing about this is that there is no need for a separate lid that can be lost, which is an advantage. It is not uncommon for used RSC boxes to be used in the recycling of various commodities, and when they are new, they are often used in the shipping of food ingredients as well. These boxes typically require tape on the flaps to secure them shut and can be made from one to five walls thick. If you are in need of a box to ship a valuable product or if you wish to prevent wandering eyes and sticky hands from viewing the product, then an RSC is the right thing to consider. Additionally, it is also a great box for protecting your products from damage during the shipping process. The shape of this box is typically rectangular in shape.

A half-slotted container (HSC)

This is any box with one set of flaps at the bottom, requiring a lid to seal the box. This type of bottom is also known as a full-flap bottom. Stacking an HSC is made easier with a flanged top. HSCs are commonly used in a variety of industries when they are new. They can range in thickness from one to eight walls. It is common to re-use or re-purpose boxes that are no longer in use in the food industry or recycling industries. In cases where a poly liner or a lid is being used, many users choose an HSC. Various shapes and sizes are available, including rectangles and octagons.

A sleeve/tray/cap is a box that does not have any flaps on either the top or bottom of the box. In order to use this style of box, there is a separate tray that the box must sit in, and there is also a tray that covers the top of the box. It is possible to make these from one to six walls thick. Boxes of this type are typically useful only when they will be kept for a long period of time or if they will be used internally and shipped between locations within an organization. In any case, when a corrugated cap is used, these are one-trip, one-use containers that can be reused only once.

Full Flap Octagon

The full-flap octagon (also called the octopbin) has a bottom flap that interlocks and is not secured with tape like other octagons. There is a wide range of thicknesses that can be used for these. If you want to seal the box, you need to use a separate lid if you want to do so. When it comes to shipping resin or plastic additives, octagonal boxes are often the first choice for plastic companies who choose to ship their goods in Gaylord containers for transportation. Stacking is made easier thanks to the additional surface points on the surface. There are many recycling commodities that can benefit from these bulk bins.

Partial Flap Bottom Octagons

An octagon with partial flaps (sometimes called a modified bottom) is a quadruple-wall box that has partial flaps on the bottom attached to locking tabs that allow it to be secured after it is erected once it is erected. In the case of boxes with partial flaps on the bottom, a separate sheet is required to cover the area in the center of the box left open by the short flaps. The majority of these boxes are used in the plastics industry when they are new. Boxes with full flap bottoms take up more space in a truck and are less economical than those with partial flap bottoms. Many recycling streams choose this box because of the added surface points that provide extra strength when stacking.

What is a Gaylord Box?

The Gaylord box is one of the most common types of bulk packaging used in the packaging of a large pallet-sized, corrugated cardboard box (known after the company that originally developed the box). You may have seen watermelons in huge boxes at your local supermarket and if you did, then you would be looking at a Gaylord box. As you can see, they come in different sizes, shapes, wall thicknesses, and they come with different options for tops and bottoms as well.

Generally speaking, Gaylord boxes can be divided into three types…

  • Rectangle (REC)
  • Octagon (OCT)
  • High Performance Tote (HPT)


Types of Gaylord Boxes


It is common knowledge that rectangles have four sides whereas octagons have eight sides, but what do rectangles and octagons have to do with boxes? Because of their shape, they are able to provide different levels of strength for different purposes. There is a tendency for octobins (boxes shaped like an octogon) to be stronger at their corners because the weight of the box is distributed evenly over these extra corners. Because rectangles tend to hold their shape more easily than other shapes, they tend to be easier to set up and use. As a result, they are also easier for most users to fill and empty than other types of containers. The choice you make depends on the purpose for which the boxes will be used. The shape of the box may be more important if you are using machinery to fill or empty it.

HPT 41s

We will now discuss the HPT: High Performance Tote (a registered trademark of TOTECO Packaging Company). There are flaps on both the top and bottom of this heavy-duty rectangle box. Stackable HPTs can be constructed with four to six walls with optionable corner posts that enable stacking up to six high in freezer facilities and can be used in multiple applications. The HPT is specifically designed to be used for storing frozen vegetables when they are first produced. They are highly valued for recycling commodities, such as plastics and metals, when they are no longer considered useful in the freezer industry. Due to their heavy construction and overall weight, they are often referred to as the “Cadillac” of used Gaylords. The boxes are extremely durable.

Gaylord box sizes, walls, and flaps

We offer a wide range of sizes for Gaylord boxes. Due to the fact that most Gaylords are placed on pallets for easy transportation and stacking, their dimensions usually match the dimensions of a standard pallet: 48″ x 40″. Boxes of 48″ x 40″ are the most commonly used; however, there are some bigger and some smaller boxes as well. The height of our boxes ranges from about 30″ to 57″, with 36″ – 48″ being the most common.

There are two to six walls in a wall, and the thickness of the wall is determined by the strength and the vertical compression. The number of walls in a box can be determined by counting the number of flutes (wave-shaped cardboard material) on the side of the box. It is a single-wall flute if there is only one flute, a double-wall flute if there are two flutes, etc. A box with a higher number of corrugated fiberboard layers is stronger and more resistant to vertical compression as a result. It is unlikely that you will need the thickest walls. The most common number of walls are usually 4 or 5.’

How do we determine how much a box is worth?

We will take into consideration the following factors and work with you to come to a fair price 

  • Pictures of the boxes
  • Amount of boxes
  • Quality 
  • Amount per pick up
Local Pick Ups in the following zip codes:
  1. 40475
  2. 42101
  3. 41042
  4. 42701
  5. 40601
  6. 40324
  7. 40214
  8. 42301
  9. 40509
  10. 40356
  11. 40216
  12. 42303
  13. 40299
  14. 42240
  15. 41017
  16. 40229
  17. 40291
  18. 40272
  19. 40219
  20. 42420
  21. 42104
  22. 40245
  23. 40517
  24. 40165
  25. 40391

Different Types of Boxes For Sale

5 Wall (PLY) 

5 wall or 5 ply,  Containers are made out of a corrugated fiberboard material  Corrugated cardboard. 5 ply Gaylords are designed with 5 layers of this carboard, giving them strength and reliability. They are capable of carrying well over 1500 pounds per box. 


4 Wall (PLY)

4 Wall or 4 ply Gaylords are made with  4 layers of this corrugated cardboard, making them stronger and more durable than thinner boxes.

They are capable of carrying well over 1200 pounds per box. You can fit roughly 500 boxes on a dry van truck.


3 Wall (PLY)

The most common dimensions are 48 x 40″ size with heights of 24, 36, and 48″.

These Boxes are 3 layers of cardboard thick


2 Wall (PLY)

2-wall Gaylord Boxes have a double layer of cardboard, for their strength and weight capacity.

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