Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.

Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.

Here's how it works:

  • other selected retailers
  • Here's a suggested list of items
  • from givebackbox.com

It's not just a good way to give back to others during the holiday season — the Give Back Box is also a great way to clear your home of clutter and used packaging.