Green Moving Company

At Gentle Giant Moving Company, we believe we have a responsibility to not only care for our customers and employees, but also for the environment we share with them.

We work hard each day to be one of the leading Green Moving Companies by; supporting responsible initiatives which include reducing waste, reusing and recycling materials, investing in electric vehicles and solar panels to power our warehouses, donating to tree planting programs, and much more!

Green Moving Company Initiatives

How we make our Moves Greener:

  • Reduce and reuse our moving boxes and packing supplies whenever possible.
  • $55 for retrieval of used moving boxes and packing supplies.
  • Resell used boxes at a discounted price.
  • Collect and consolidate mattress bags and box springs for recycling.
  • Collect all non-reusable moving boxes, which are then compacted and sent to a recycling center.
  • Recycle anywhere between 80,000 – 100,000 pounds of materials each year.
  • Use only biodegradable foam peanuts.
  • Use oxo-biodegradable bubble wrap, degrading into only water, carbon dioxide and less than 1% natural biomass.
  • Deliver used and unwanted furniture to donation centers like Household Goods in Acton, MA.
  • Provide moving boxes manufactured from 90% post-consumer recycled materials.
  • Source the production of our moving boxes and packing materials from companies who participate in Sustainable Forestry Initiative programs.

 How we make our Equipment Greener:

  • We purchased our first piece of electric equipment in 2022. Our plan is to switch to all electric or hybrid-powered vehicles in the coming years.
  • All company vehicles automatically shut down after 5 minutes of sitting idle.
  • All company forklifts (except one) are electric powered.

How we make our Facilities Greener:

  • We have solar panels to power a number of our warehouses and offices with plans to implement this companywide.
  • All Gentle Giant facilities are equipped with filtered water dispensers.
  • All locations have educational signage to encourage employees to partake in recycling initiatives.
  • Our warehouses have LED lighting which is motion activated to reduce usage.
  • Office printing paper is made from recycled materials and printer cartridges are recycled.
  •  Office kitchen utensils are made from corn starch making them compostable.
  • Use Forest Stewardship Council certified products for external marketing materials.
  • We encourage employees to cycle to work through incentive programs. As a result, we are proud to share that Gentle Giant is a “Bike Friendly Business” award winner by the City of Boston.
Climate Action Business Association
Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

Our Green Partnerships

We are proud to partner with a number of eco-friendly organizations working towards a sustainable environment.