Biodegradable Packing Peanuts

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U-Haul 100% Biodegradable Packing Peanuts are ideal for protecting fragile items such as dishware, collectibles, glassware, and more. They fill extra space in boxes to prevent objects from shifting while moving, storing or shipping. By choosing biodegradable peanuts over Styrofoam, U-Haul customers have kept over 6 million cubic feet of Styrofoam out of landfills.

  • Minimum of 1.5 cubic feet of peanuts in each bag
  • Product weight: 0.72 lbs.
  • Nontoxic and reusable
  • Eco-friendly: safe for the environment
  • Dust free, anti-static and abrasion resistant
  • Dissolve in water and fluid
  • Made from potato starch and corn starch

Biodegradable Packing Peanuts Reviews (124)

5 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews


Recommends this product

Does the job, and biodegradable.

Robert W.

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Biodegradable is the way to go.


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Very useful


Recommends this product

Awesome stuff, one bag covered about three dish / glass boxes for me. I also like that they are biodegradable

Faith P.

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Buy several as these fill about 2.5 small boxes.

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How many bags to fill one of your lamp boxes

–Gramma 12/6/2018 12:31:26 PM

Hello! You would need a little over 2 bags to fill one lamp box. 2 bags would likely not quite fill the entire box, but 3 bags would definitely be plenty. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 12/6/2018 1:08:00 PM

Is it safe for pets to play in?

–Savannah 8/8/2018 11:39:05 AM

Hi, Savannah! Yes, our packing peanuts are made from corn starch and are perfectly safe for pets. Thank you!

–Savannah 8/8/2018 1:40:48 PM

can i return unused boxes without my receipt

–elton 4/26/2018 7:51:47 AM

Hi, Elton! You will recieve U-Haul store credit which can be used for any U-Haul services or products in store and online. Thank you!

–Savannah 4/26/2018 9:08:30 AM

What are the dimensions of a 1.5 cu ft.bag of peanuts?

–Suuu 3/4/2018 5:44:54 PM

Hello! Each bag of packing peanuts is about 23 -1/2" x 13 -1/2" x 9 -1/2". I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 3/13/2018 10:00:27 AM

You don't have bigger bags of the peanuts?

–Linda L Podewils 3/4/2018 2:12:20 PM

Hey, Linda! No, this is the only available bag size of our packing peanuts. However, you can always purchase multiple bags to receive more packing peanuts. Thank you!

–Savannah 3/13/2018 9:32:12 AM

Where are these peanuts produced?

–Sam 2/22/2018 5:58:51 PM

Hello, Sam! Our packing peanuts are made in the USA. Thank you for asking!

–Savannah 3/2/2018 10:01:28 AM

How much do they cost for a bag?

–Esther 11/27/2017 5:32:39 PM

Hey, Esther! As shown here on the product page, the biodegradable packing peanuts cost $4.95 USD per bag. This price applies if you purchase online to be shipped to you and also if you choose to pick it up from a U-Haul store near you.

Please note that pricing may vary at neighborhood dealer locations (locations not owned by U-Haul). I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 11/29/2017 10:26:59 AM

Where is this made?

–Glen 7/29/2017 8:29:46 AM

Hi, Glen! Our packing peanuts are made in the USA. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 7/31/2017 8:37:29 AM

Can they be used in the bottom of large flower pots to make the pot lighter?

–Loretta Horner 5/12/2017 6:24:58 AM

Hi, Loretta! While this may be possible, please be aware that our bidegradable packing peanuts dissolve in water or fluid.

–Savannah 5/25/2017 3:18:02 PM

what are they made of? what are the ingredients? any real peanuts? stuffing bean bags for children.

–Faye 2/12/2017 10:26:09 PM

Our packing peanuts do not contain any real peanuts. They are made from corn starch and potato starch.

–TIMOTHY 2/20/2017 10:50:16 AM

can we eat it?

–sweet chen 6/12/2016 7:04:05 AM

While the ingredients of our packing peanuts are all natural, we don't recommend eating them.

–SAVANNAH 6/13/2016 8:12:26 AM

How many boxes can you fill with one bag

–kyahsha 5/26/2016 3:27:47 AM

Hey Kyahsha, how many boxes you can fill with one bag is highly dependent upon the size of the box you are trying to fill.

Because each bag of our Biodegradable Packing Peanuts contains at least 1.5 cubic feet of peanuts, you can determine how many bags you will need based upon how much box space you need to fill.

Our most popular box, the Medium Moving Box, can hold up to 3 cubic feet of your items. If you were to fill the box completely with Biodegradable Packing Peanuts, it would take 2 full bags to be filled.

–Joseph 5/27/2016 8:14:26 AM

Are the peanuts made from starch?

–Robin 11/22/2015 2:47:51 AM

They are made from corn starch and potato starch!

–Joseph 12/1/2015 4:55:15 PM

What shape are these packing peanuts? I am looking for the solid cylinders, rather than the "S" shape.

–Karen 10/23/2015 9:41:37 AM

Our packing peanuts are the "S" shape style.

–Joseph 10/26/2015 11:53:06 AM

Are styrofoam peanuts available in store?

–Nancy Hudson 10/9/2014 10:01:55 PM

Hi, Nancy! Biodegradable packing peanuts should be available at your local U-Haul Center, but if you want to make sure they have enough in stock for you, feel free to call in ahead of time. Also, if you select "pick up at store" on this product page, it will let you know which of the locations nearest you have this product in stock. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 7/3/2017 12:52:51 PM

how many bags will I need to fill a 36 x 21 x 25 box?

–eileen 9/29/2014 8:20:22 PM

Our moving supplies program manager writes: "You will need to find the cubic feet of the box first. There are 1.5 cubic feet of peanuts in each bag."

–Ronald 9/30/2014 10:03:55 AM

Are the packing peanuts toxic if eaten by a toddler?

–Kathleen 9/11/2014 7:32:22 PM

Hi, Kathleen! These packing peanuts have a low order of toxicity according to the MSDS, but it is not recommended to allow a young child to eat them. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 7/3/2017 12:47:07 PM

How do you dispose of these?

–Stephanie 7/23/2014 3:38:15 PM

Our buyer for this product writes: "They dissolve in water/fluid."

–Ronald 7/23/2014 3:46:28 PM

How long does it take peanuts to decompose?

–Jo 5/18/2014 8:22:00 AM

Our buyer for this product writes: "They dissolve in water/fluid."

–Ronald 5/21/2014 2:33:18 PM

I am packing a fragile chandelier in a 30" x 30" x 30" cube box. Can you please help me with how many packages of these peanuts I will need??

–Barbara 3/15/2014 8:55:50 AM

I am sorry. This would depend on the chandelier itself. However, if you buy too many, you can return them to a UHaul center.

–Ronald 4/17/2014 2:34:27 PM

How many are in a package?

–Marlene 3/14/2014 4:04:54 PM

This product is sold by volume. Each bag contains 1.5 cu ft. of packing peanuts.

–Stephen 3/24/2014 2:45:35 PM

What size box does a cubic foot of pellets fill?

–Bonnie lynn 3/13/2014 12:17:01 PM

SB12. Book box.

–Ronald 4/22/2014 9:24:20 AM

How large are the bags ? Tall and Wide Please

–wayne bare 2/27/2014 10:21:06 AM

Our buyer writes: "1.5 cu ft."

–Ronald 4/22/2014 4:04:53 PM

How long does it take to pick up?

–jocelyn 2/26/2014 5:28:31 PM

If you are talking about ordering these and picking up at a UHaul location, it is immediate.

–Ronald 4/22/2014 8:58:49 AM

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