How it Works

Raising money should be simple – which is why we’ve made our Think Recycle fundraising program as simple and hassle-free as possible!

How does it work? You collect obsolete and unwanted Cell/Smart Phones, Laptop Computers and Acceptable Cartridges, we buy them from you and you raise funds.  You can raise funds for collecting a wide variety of Acceptable Items, such as:

  • All Cell/Smart Phone models
  • All Laptop Computer models
  • Acceptable Ink and Toner Cartridges

See entire Acceptable List here.

Interested in joining the Think Recycle team but don’t know where to start? Follow these 3 easy steps and you’ll be on your way in no time!

1. Register to Become a Program Member


As a registered member, you will enjoy full access to all of our member support services which includes:

  • Online account management which allows you to view funds earned, order supplies and Request Payment
  • Downloading of useful marketing and communication templates, tips and tools
  • Up to date news on Think Recycle contests, promotions and incentives

2. Start Collecting Acceptable Items

Spread the word!... raising awareness with on-going promotion is the key to your success!

Connect with family, friends, students, parents and supporters to let them know about your program.

Connect with Management, Sustainability and IT Departments to ask about donating their unwanted cell phones, laptops and printer cartridges.

Set up your Think Recycle posters in a high-traffic area and start gathering those retired cell phones, laptop computers and cartridges.

"But how will anyone know we are doing this fantastic fundraiser?" you may ask. Simple: we customize a Starter Kit to suit you and your organization with promotional leaflets, posters, and social media tips, with even more available to download off our website

3. Ship to Think Recycle!

So now you have a box of 10 or more Acceptable Items. Now what? Go to Acceptable Items and complete your Shipment Order details to see the value of each item collected. Once we’ve received your Shipment Order details, we will send you shipping labels and instructions. As soon as you’ve raised $50, you can ask for your dues, at which point we’ll be able to say “your check is in the mail.” We like saying that, and it’s even better because it’s true!