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Take Advantage Of Recycling Fund Raisers At Your School

Feb 18, 2008
If you are looking for a good way to raise your school some extra money you should take a look at recycling programs. Schools use tons of materials that can be redeemed for cash through recycling programs dedicated for schools and other non-profit organizations. So what can you recycle at your school? An average size school will generate thousands of aluminum cans each month that can be recycled. This is one item that all schools should begin recycling if they are not already. Another highly used product in schools is simply all the paper that is used. Does your school already have separate containers to dispose of paper in instead of using the trash can? If your school is not currently already recycling their paper then this is yet another high volume product that schools are using every day that could be put to use in a recycling program for your school. It is true that many schools are already recycling their aluminum cans and paper products, so what else can a school do in terms of recycling as a fund raiser?

One common product that many schools do not currently recycle that they should be recycling are their ink cartridges - another item that is widely used in all schools. There are a few recycling programs that are specifically dedicated to recycling ink cartridges for schools and other non-profit companies to make sure that you get a fair rate for all the ink cartridges you collect in your fund raiser. When researching what program would be best for your school to use, it is important to research what ink cartridges are accepted by the company you are researching. Some programs have a very limited list of cartridges that they will pay you for, while others may accept almost any type of ink cartridge that your school is using. So if you are looking for a great recycling fund raiser for your school an ink cartridge recycling program is a great solution. The fund raiser would not only be limited to the ink cartridges that the school uses, but also those that students collect at home and bring in to school. Believe it or not, an ink cartridge recycling program can generate a large sum of money for a school if executed correctly.

You may be asking how to properly execute a program such as an ink cartridge recycling fund raiser. The answer to your question will actually come from the company you decide to do your fund raiser through. Many of these programs want to help you meet your goals and will provide you with promotional materials to promote your recycling efforts. Promotional materials such as flyers, posters, drop off signs, and more can be provided for your school to use in order to achieve fund raising goals. Placing the promotional materials around the school and making announcements about the program will help you kick start your program and help you achieve success.

Recycling fund raisers do not stop at aluminum cans, paper, and ink cartridges. There are numerous other programs related to recycling that your school could use to help earn more money. Another popular recycling item is electronics - more specifically used cell phones. What did you do with your old cell phone? I know numerous people who have simply tossed their old cell phones to the garbage can. Instead of tossing your used cell phones to the trash why not earn some money from them? When a school runs a recycling program to collect old cell phones it is surprising just how many are often times collected as many people have numerous old cell phones just laying around the house. Once you have collected a good amount of phones your school can then redeem them for cash! This is yet another great fund raising activity that a school can take advantage of.

So - if your school is looking for a good fund raiser then you should mention a recycling drive to them. One fund raising recycling drive could involve all of the items I mentioned above and can honestly raise large sums of cash. Many schools now run ink cartridge and cell phone recycling programs all year and simply redeem the collections for cash once they have collected enough worthy of redeeming. Just think how many ink cartridge and even cell phones people go through on a year to year basis! Your school or non profit organization could be cashing in on these items instead of them being tossed in the trash or put on a shelf to not ever be used again. So the bottom line is that you need to find a good recycling program for your school to join. Once you have found a reputable program to join you can begin promoting the fund raiser throughout the school and begin collecting the items you will be recycling. This type of fund raiser is very effective at schools because most people are more than willing to donate old ink cartridge and cell phones simply because they have no other use for them.
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