Opportunities for schools to earn rewards while recycling can come in many forms. Collecting ink cartridges, small electronics, juice pouches, food wrappers, or simply capturing information on how much recycling is generated in a school can earn hundreds of dollars each year for participating schools.
The following list identifies some of the reward programs being utilized by Beaverton schools.
cartridgesforkids.com A recycling program that pays schools and non-profit organizations CA$H for cell phones, lazer and inkjet cartridges, laptops, MP3s, PDAs and tablets/eReaders/notebooks.
fundingfactory.com A recycling program that pays a set amount for inkjet/toner cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics from their price list with a $.10 minimum for everything sent.
myschoolrecycles.com A recycling program that issues a debit card for ink/toner cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics to be used to purchase new school supplies.
thinkrecycle.com A recycling program that pays for qualifing ink/toner cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics.products.
terracycle.com A recycling program that pays for juice drink pouches, energy bar wrappers, small electronics, snack bags, and a host of other hard to recycle items. Not all items sent to Terracycle are cost-free so be sure to research the web site.
Note: Each of the above programs will provide postage to send the collected material.