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 10.8 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 can my school participate? Schools can sign up for USAgain's textile recycling fundraisers be emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-800.604-9533. A local USAgain community recycling specialist will then contact you to schedule a collection bin placement. Students and teachers deposit their old clothes and shoes and your school will begin receiving payment checks on a quarterly basis.
How much will my school earn for participating in USAgain's Greenraiser? Participating schools earn two cents per pound of textiles collected.
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 Greenraiser.
How is USAgain helping to reduce unnecessary textile waste? In 2010, USAgain helped divert 56 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.