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Old Oct 13th 2010, 7:33 am
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I have 50+ heavy-duty cardboard packing boxes which I no longer need. Does anyone want some or all of them? And if not, does anyone know how I can get rid of them (no Western Riverside Waste Authority equivalent in Abu Dhabi, as far as I can tell)?
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I have 50+ heavy-duty cardboard packing boxes which I no longer need. Does anyone want some or all of them? And if not, does anyone know how I can get rid of them (no Western Riverside Waste Authority equivalent in Abu Dhabi, as far as I can tell)?
If you live in downtown, leave them on street in a neat pile. Someone will come along and collect them - they get paid for how much they collect and will love you for it.
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If you live in downtown, leave them on street in a neat pile. Someone will come along and collect them - they get paid for how much they collect and will love you for it.
Define "downtown"? I live in a compound - I can't just stick them on the pavement on the main road can I?

Whilst the compound guys happily take away rubbish in bin bags (I have no idea where they put it) they are resolutely refusing to take away my cardboard box mountain.
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Define "downtown"? I live in a compound - I can't just stick them on the pavement on the main road can I?

Whilst the compound guys happily take away rubbish in bin bags (I have no idea where they put it) they are resolutely refusing to take away my cardboard box mountain.
ah, I lived on Salam street.

A Manie used to come along most mornings and collect card. He really moaned at me when he saw me collecting some discarded boxes when I moved as they were of value to him.
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You will move again at some point. Fold and pack away the boxes. Tuck them under the stairs or in the maid's room if you don't have a maid.

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I have 50+ heavy-duty cardboard packing boxes which I no longer need. Does anyone want some or all of them? And if not, does anyone know how I can get rid of them (no Western Riverside Waste Authority equivalent in Abu Dhabi, as far as I can tell)?
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You will move again at some point. Fold and pack away the boxes. Tuck them under the stairs or in the maid's room if you don't have a maid.
put them in her room even if you do.
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Perfect drama for expatwoman.com

'My maid stole my packing boxes! She sold them in Satwa and wired the money to the Philippinnes. Should I fire her?'

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put them in her room even if you do.
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You will move again at some point. Fold and pack away the boxes. Tuck them under the stairs or in the maid's room if you don't have a maid.
I have 59 boxes. Each box, folded flat, is an inch and a half thick. That makes a pile over 7 feet tall. Palatial as csdf towers is, that's not really something I can tuck under the stairs.
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I have 59 boxes. Each box, folded flat, is an inch and a half thick. That makes a pile over 7 feet tall. Palatial as csdf towers is, that's not really something I can tuck under the stairs.
Our removal company came back two weeks later and took ours...
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I'm one step ahead of you. Our removal company came from Dubai (as our shipment arrived in Dubai port) - when they dropped off our stuff I asked them if they'd pick up the empty boxes and they said they'd have to charge me as it would be a 3-hour round-trip for them.
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Define "downtown"? I live in a compound - I can't just stick them on the pavement on the main road can I?

Whilst the compound guys happily take away rubbish in bin bags (I have no idea where they put it) they are resolutely refusing to take away my cardboard box mountain.
if u flat pack them and leave them outside they will come and take them away, or if they wont ring up the company and they will come and get them from you.
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they will recycle them.
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You could call Take My Junk www.takemyjunkuae.com and see if they want your boxes.
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You could always set fire to them. Unfortunately, before so doing, you will probably require a Letter of No Objection from your Landlord, your insurance company and the Civil Defence.
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