Since 2007, U-Haul has launched two box sharing initiatives: Take a Box, Leave a Box, offering a drop location in all Company stores where customers can drop off their reusable moving boxes for other customers to take and use, and our Online Box Exchange, an Internet-based message board that anyone can use to trade, sell or buy reusable boxes and moving supplies. These initiatives aim to promote and encourage our customers to share and reuse moving boxes and other supplies.

Box sharing helps reduce paper consumption significantly, which in turn reduces the consumption of energy and natural resources such as wood and water, while eliminating waste at the source. By March 2012, more than 4.4 million boxes have been reused through these box sharing initiatives, sparing 66,000 trees from box production.