I recently moved house. Because of this, I have huge amounts of cardboard boxes. An amount that would likely fill our bin twice over. Which I can't do, because we have other rubbish.
- I need to have them gone in the next 3 weeks, and so putting them in the rubbish a few at a time, may not be fast enough.
- They are generally extremely damaged by the unpacking, so I can't give them away (they were 3rd hand to begin with).
- Taking them to the tip would be over an hours drive, and cost a surprising amount of money.
Last time this occurred, I burned them: I dug a big hole, pulled off all the plastic tape, and over about 3 hours put the boxes in and set them alight. Then I buried all the ashes. That is not an option at the new house, as there is no sand to dig in.
Right now I am considering drenching them in water, and them compacting them wet mass, and putting that in the bin. I think the water would cause the interior corrugation to crumple, so they would be easier to compact.