There are many advantages to renting or leasing portable storage containers for your business or home, including security and convenience. But did you know that, in addition to their many benefits, mobile storage containers are kinder to the environment than traditional storage or warehouse storage?
Why Mobile Storage Is More Environmentally Friendly than Warehouses and Self-Storage
Think about it: while a permanent warehouse or self-storage facility can do the job, they have a much bigger environmental footprint than even the largest portable storage containers.
Consider the amount of electricity and fuel used to light and heat these massive storage buildings that contain not only your stored items, but the stored items from a broad range of people and businesses.
Then take into account the increased numbers of trips to and from these permanent storage facilities and the amount of vehicle exhaust being pumped into the air as a result. Plus, look at the amount of potentially wasteful packing materials that may need to be used to move your items to and from traditional storage facilities. Not only is it inefficient but also not very eco-friendly.
In contrast, if you’re seeking a greener storage option, then mobile storage units are for you. Portable storage units do not require the same energy resources as traditional storage, which is why mobile storage containers are more environmentally friendly than warehouses and self-storage facilities. They also don’t require additional staff, nor do they require additional maintenance.
Advantages of Mobile Storage
Other advantages of renting or leasing mobile units from a company such as A.B. Richards, the leading supplier of ground-level storage containers in the Northeast since 1982, include:
- Low cost, especially when you consider storage space of our containers roughly costs $4.00 per square foot per year.
- A choice of three different sizes – 20-foot, 40-foot or 40-foot jumbo (hi-cube) – all with rugged, stainless steel construction.
- Fast, on-site delivery.
- On-premises location that makes it easier to secure and monitor.
- Instant access to everything stored inside.
So if you’re looking to go green while being able to store everything from personal belongings and home-based business inventory to building materials and tools at construction sites, seasonal merchandise and displays from retail establishments and key business records and office equipment, then give A.B. Richards a call at (800) 597-5971 or fill out our contact form.
Our storage container renting and leasing experts will answer all of your questions and help you choose the exact portable storage containers that fit your needs and your budget.