We purchased a patio set last month and it was finally delivered on Friday. The set includes a gazebo, a rectangular table with 6 chairs, a loveseat, two chairs and a coffee table and was delivered in 5 large boxes. My brother volunteered to help me assemble the set and we started mid Friday afternoon, worked for a few hours and started again late Saturday morning and finished at 3pm. The total assembly time was approximately 6 hours but the assembly was a snap compared to the cleanup. This included sorting and bagging the various end caps, plastic strapping, styrofoam, plastic bags, hardware bubble packs, French and English assembly instructions, packing slips and foam padding. The garbage filled two regular garbage bags. I removed packing tape, staples and delivery information sheets from the cardboard boxes, cut them into pieces and tied it all into three manageable bundles ready for recycling pickup. Overall the packing materials filled our mid-sized garbage can and the cardboard will require three trips to the curb on garbage day. An amazing amount of crap for a single patio set and I wonder how many people throw the entire mess into the garbage rather than sorting and packaging. My brother suggested we send all the garbage back to China. Perhaps they’ll ship less garbage to us if we ship it all back.