When asked about your thoughts on moving companies, we are sure that eco-friendly is the last word you would use to describe the industry. Many people only think of the large moving trucks traveling across the country spewing emissions and assume that movers don’t try to be environmentally conscious. 

On the other hand, if you were to ask most moving company owners, they would tell you that what is good for the environment is good for them. Not only are consumers more drawn to “green” companies, but efficient operations also mean time and money savings. In fact, the following are just a few of the ways in which moving trucks are moving towards more eco-friendly service offerings. 

Recycle Materials

It’s no surprise that moves use a lot of materials that could easily be thrown in the nearest landfill. Between the tape, boxes, and fillers, there is a lot of waste involved is safely relocating your most valuable belongings. It doesn’t have to be this way though. More and more moving and storage companies are choosing to recycle these materials. Instead of tossing out your moving boxes after you finish unpacking, you should consider calling your moving company and asking them to pick up the items. Whatever can be salvaged to use for another customer will be saved for the next move. 

Use Green Energy

In recent years, companies completing interstate moves have been looking for more and more ways to cut back on their energy use. Whether that means buying more fuel-efficient trucks or using solar energy to power their enormous storage warehouses. Some have even gone so far as to build their own solar farms so that they don’t have to pay a penny for the energy. As a result, they are doing good for the Earth and their pockets. 

Choose Efficient Moving Plans 

With Chicago long distance moves, it’s important to always look for the most efficient route for many reasons. First and foremost, careful planning can help you drastically reduce the amount of fuel that your trucks burn to get to their destination, which is better news for the environment. When companies choose to focus on their efficient practices, they also get their customers to their destination quicker, which leads to higher satisfaction. Lastly, burning less fuel means that you are spending less money on transportation costs, and that is great news for any business owner.

To learn more about how Blackhawk Moving and Storage uses eco-friendly practices in our moving process, we encourage you to contact us today! You can call to speak with a knowledgeable representative about our methods, or you can request a free, no-obligation estimate after you submit our simple online form.