Commitment to Sustainability - Herlihy Moving & Storage
  • Commitment to Sustainability

    Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in all industries, including the moving and storage industry. As more and more people become aware of the impact that their actions have on the environment, we are looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint and make more sustainable choices. Here are some of the ways we at Herlihy Moving & Storage are taking action to improve sustainability:

    Certified Clean Idle and CARB Compliant Trucks

    One of the most significant ways that moving and storage companies can become more sustainable is by using certified clean idle and CARB compliant trucks. These trucks are designed to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, which can help to reduce our company’s carbon footprint.

    Monthly Tire Maintenance Program

    Our monthly tire maintenance program is another way that Herlihy strives become more sustainable. Properly inflated tires can improve fuel efficiency, which can help to reduce emissions and lower fuel costs. By implementing our tire maintenance program, we can also extend the life of our tires and reduce the amount of waste that is generated.

    Reduced Idling

    Idling can waste fuel and produce emissions, which can contribute to air pollution and climate change. By reducing idling, we save money on fuel costs and reduce our carbon footprint.

    LED Lighting in Offices, Exterior Lighting and Warehouses

    LED lighting is more energy-efficient than traditional lighting, which helps to reduce electricity usage and lower energy costs. Additionally, we utilize energy-efficient HVAC systems and high R value materials used throughout our facilities.

    Reusable Plastic Moving Totes For Office Moves

    These totes are designed to be used multiple times, which can help to reduce waste and save space in landfills. By using reusable totes, companies can also save money on packing materials and saves waste to landfills.

    Recycling Cardboard Moving Boxes

    When customers request that their boxes be reused, also helps to conserve natural resources and reduce our carbon footprint.  When the boxes become to worn for use, we recycle used boxes.

    Office and Business Processes

    Herlihy takes advantage of document imaging and eAcceptance technology as a way to reduce paper usage.  Additionally, we continually re-access how we do business and look for ways to improve our business processes to improve our sustainability.

    Top 5 Ways You Can Do To Make Your Next Move More Sustainable

    1. Use Recycled or Used Moving Boxes
    2. Donate Cans and Boxes of Nonperishable Foods
    3. Reduce What You Take & Leave Behind – You can donate unwanted but usable belongings to people who need them through the local community organizations such as The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill.  For items you want to sell, use Facebook Marketplace or, Craig’s List. By reducing what you move, also helps to reduce your overall moving costs by reducing the volume of what you move.
    4. Recycle Moving Supplies Once the Move is Over
    5. Hire Herlihy Moving & Storage for your next move – We will work with you to get your family’s possessions to your new home while managing your move sustainably.