New Hanover Moving Box Recycling: Small Business Moving Solutions

New Hanover Moving Box Recycling: Small Business Moving Solutions

Stack of cardboard boxes

Moving involves many decisions, including selecting the right moving company. Most people easily find professionals to help with packing, lifting heavy furniture, and loading trucks. This assistance is crucial for keeping you and your belongings safe. However, finding companies that offer help with post-move tasks is rare. Cleaning your home and recycling moving boxes can be time-consuming and frustrating, so businesses that provide these services are highly valuable.

Wilmington, North Carolina, is nestled against the Atlantic Ocean. It is a city rich in beauty and history. It is also home to New Hanover Moving Box Recycling, a small business that collects, breaks down, and delivers old moving boxes to the New Hanover County landfill for recycling.

Moving Box Recycling is a cost-effective way to be eco-friendly while saving yourself time and energy. Hearing how they have impacted their community and overcome significant obstacles is inspiring. Their services are exciting, and their plans are hopeful. We had the pleasure of interviewing Stewart Rogers, owner of New Hanover Moving Box Recycling, to learn more about why he started his business and how it works. Here is everything you need to know about Wilmington’s newest moving provider!

How Moving Box Recycling Started

Stewart Rogers had a 30-year marketing career selling technology products and services to businesses nationwide. After he retired, he managed a dry cleaner delivery service for several years before designing a beer and wine delivery service during the pandemic.

Working in delivery showed Stewart the importance of the industry. Companies offering a safe and efficient delivery service help customers obtain necessary goods and services in a safer and more convenient way.

At the beginning of 2024, the Rogers moved from one Wilmington neighborhood to another. His family had no trouble packing their belongings, moving out of their old home, and down the road. They suffered no major annoyances until they moved in, where they found themselves with a mountain of empty cardboard boxes and no way to dispose of them.

At first, the Rogers thought the county would handle their problems by picking up the cardboard and taking it to a recycling center. But no service existed, leaving the Rogers with the burden of transporting their boxes to a recycling plant. The Rogers did not want the hassle for many reasons.

We considered dumping the boxes in the community trash bin but hated to add more waste to the environment. We looked for a local ‘junk remover’ but found most unreachable or too expensive. In the process, we realized that we were not alone. Any family who moves into a new place is faced with empty boxes and limited alternatives.

Stewart Rogers, New Hanover Moving Box Recycling

Moving is an exciting and necessary part of life, but it can also be uncomfortable for nearly everyone. When the Rogers realized they were not the only ones who struggled with moving box recycling, their business was born.

Stack of broken-down cardboard boxes with a pocket knife sitting on top


Rogers’ new business fixed a serious and common problem for its customers, but it still had obstacles to overcome. They were pioneers in the cardboard recycling service, especially in their area. Because of this, they had no guide on how to run the company.

Forming a Team

First, the Rogers had to find and hire people to do the heavy lifting. They needed people to remove the empty boxes and transport them to the landfill. Hiring helpers who could do the job efficiently and effectively was a challenge, especially for a small business. Once they found the help, the service moved quickly and seamlessly.


The Rogers also had to plan out the timing of their services, which was challenging.

Buying a new home, engaging a moving company, and moving are often overwhelming tasks,” Rogers claimed. “Deciding what to do with the empty boxes is simply not a priority.

Stewart Rogers

New Hanover Moving Box Recycling had to find a way to time its services to make them convenient for its customers.


New Hanover Moving Box Recycling serves all recent movers in New Hanover County. The business comes to your house and picks up your empty cardboard boxes. They then break the boxes down to maximize space and deliver them to the New Hanover County landfill for recycling.

Our service is safe, convenient, eco-friendly, and reasonably priced.

Stewart Rogers

The service was created with the customers and the environment in mind. New Hanover Moving Box Recycling makes recycling easy for movers and encourages being environmentally friendly.

Primary Customers

New Hanover Moving Box Recycling provides a valuable service for recent movers in New Hanover County. This service benefits seniors who may struggle with handling moving boxes, busy professionals who appreciate the time-saving convenience, and families who find ease in post-move cleanup.

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For a flat rate of $79, customers can have 40 boxes picked up, broken down, and transported to the landfill.

While homeowners can recycle their own boxes free of charge, this doesn’t take into account the time and trouble required to do so.

Stewart Rogers

With professional services, you don’t have to worry about sorting and transporting waste to the landfill. New Hanover Moving Box Recycling takes care of everything for you, making the process seamless, convenient, and worth the money.

Person recycling moving boxes in a blue recycling bin

Future Plans

The Rogers plan to expand their services as their small business is doing great and has a successful model for recycling moving boxes. In addition, they plan to duplicate their model and serve others in nearby counties.

Even if you do not live near New Hanover County, the Rogers’ small business is a great reminder that your move is a lengthy process. It’s not finished after the moving trucks have left and the boxes have been emptied. Therefore, it’s important to be considerate of your neighborhood and environment when moving into your new home. Recycling moving boxes is a great way to be eco-friendly.


If you’re tired of staring at a pile of empty cardboard boxes after a move, New Hanover Moving Box Recycling can help. Serving Wilmington and the greater New Hanover County, this eco-friendly service, founded by a semi-retired couple, picks up, breaks down, and delivers empty boxes to the New Hanover County landfill for recycling.

For $79, they will transport up to 40 boxes. The service is quick, eco-friendly, and cost-effective. The founders were inspired to start the business after struggling with their own move in Wilmington and noticing a gap in the market for recycling moving boxes. As the business continues to thrive, they plan to expand their services to nearby counties soon.

For more information, contact Stewart Rogers at (910) 945-5648 or

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Caroline is an undergraduate at the University of Iowa studying Business Management and English. When she's not studying, she spends time reading, hanging out with friends, working out, traveling, and calling her family. After college, Caroline will enter the publishing industry, where she will help authors and their stories find their perfect audience.