Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. Join USAgain in raising environmental awareness beyond November 15 while diverting textile waste from landfills.
Check your school's collection numbers and current ranking here.
- How does it work?
By hosting a USAgain collection bin at your school, you offer students, faculty and community members an eco-friendly and convenient way to recycle reusable clothes and shoes while your school raises cash per pound of textiles collected. Track your collection results in real-time at www.usagain.com. The top three schools which collect the most clothes & shoes will win a cash prize of $500, $300 or $250 respectively, in addition to cash earned through the regular fundraising program. All other participating schools will earn money based on poundage collected.
- How much will my school earn for participating in USAgain's program?
Participating schools earn two cents per pound of textiles collected.
- Will my school have to sell anything in order to raise funds in this program?
No. USAgain textile recycling fundraiser requires no work from your school, students or parents.
- Why is textile recycling so important?
The U.S. EPA estimates that close to 11 million tons of textiles end up in the trash every year. If collected, these trashed textiles are in a condition to be reused as second hand clothing or repurposed for use as industrial wiping rags, insulation or furniture stuffing, among other uses.
- How will our community know to drop off their unwanted clothing and shoes at our school's USAgain collection bin?
USAgain makes it simple for you; we provide downloadable marketing materials including posters, handouts and flyers, in order to help you spread the world and raise community awareness to your school's USAgain fundraiser.
- When does the competition start?
USAgain's America Recycles Day competition beings November 1st and ends November 30th. Deadline for registration is October 30, 2012.
- What if my school already hosts a USAgain collection bin?
Great! Then your school is automatically entered into the competition
- How is USAgain helping to reduce unnecessary textile waste?
In 2011, USAgain helped divert nearly 60 million pounds of clothing, shoes and other textiles from ending up in a landfill. Each day, USAgain collects unwanted clothing and shoes, reducing waste and preventing harmful greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere.
- How do I sign up?
*Click the "Sign Up" button above and submit the electronic form. A USAgain representative will contact you shortly.
- Can we keep the bin after the competition ends?
Absolutely! Your school can continue to earn funds through our regular fundraising program and be entered into all future contests.
*USAgain operates in these states:
CA, WA, CO, IA, MN, WI, IL, IN, MO, MI, NY, NJ, PA, CT, GA, SD, ND.