I minimize packing material on board. Lock-n-Lock containers are wonderful for storing all kinds of things.
If you had room for packing material when it is full, you have room for it empty. Some care and thought will allow you to separate "clean" waste that can be stowed easily and "messy" stuff that has to be bagged and stored on deck
as the bags fill.
For daysails and short hops, "clean" waste (empty food bags mostly) are folded and stowed in the back of a food locker -- they are useful in helping keep things from rattling. "Messy" waste (food scraps, flattened food cans) goes in a trash bag in the galley
; full bags are tied down on the aft deck
. I don't have a good plan for recycling yet -- I crush as much as possible and keep in a separate bag. The bag is usually in the shower
, but gets moved around to keep it out of the way.
More than 12 nm offshore
, everything except plastics and motor oil
goes over the side (tops and bottoms off food cans, extra holes punched in drink cans).
I like the soda club idea.