Local schools are invited to participate in a community-wide electronics recycling competition in honor of Earth Day’s 45th anniversary. The results will be weighed and the school with the most pounds of recycled electronics will win a certificate to the ReUse Store, a trophy for display, and recognition at a school assembly.
Each school must complete this entry form in order to participate in the contest and receive a donation bin from NextStep.
The Contest Sponsor will act as the primary contact during the event. The Sponsor may be a school parent or a community member in the neighborhood where the school is located. The Sponsor will work with the school on logistics and contact NextStep if pickups are required before the completion of the school round up.
How Does It Work?
For the month of April, the community can help to celebrate Earth Day and support their neighborhood school by recycling old electronics! Anything with a cord can go: toys, cell phones, monitors, computer and phone cables, laptops, keyboards, mice, hair dryers, blenders, coffee makers, palm pilots, toasters and even broken strings of light are appreciated. NextStep will refurbish everything they can and recycle what can not be repaired.
Off Site Electronics Drop Recycling: Encourage community members to drop off electronics at NextStep at 2101 W 10th Ave, M-Sat, 8:30-5pm during the month of April and ask that their donation be credited to their school. Download flyer…
On Site Electronics Drop-off Recycling: Host a donation bin* at the school from Monday, April 13 until Monday, April 20. Encourage families and neighbors to drop off their used electronics directly to you. NextStep will deliver the bin (or bins) and pick them up as needed. The final pick up will take place on April 20.
The school with the most pounds of recycling will win so doing both will work the best! It is free to participate but you must fill out the Entry Form.
How Do I Get Involved?
Designate a Contest Sponsor who will act as the primary contact during the event. The Sponsor may be a school parent or a community member in the neighborhood where the school is located. The Sponsor will work with the school on logistics and contact NextStep if pickups are required before the completion of the school round up.
Complete the Entry Form for your school by Monday, April 6.
Publicize the event at your school and in the surrounding neighborhood association.
* Donation bins are 4 feet x 4 feet cardboard boxes that should be placed under an overhang if possible. If not possible, tarps are available on request.
This effort to promote waste reduction activities at K-12 schools is sponsored by the Eugene/Springfield Eco-School Network, in partnership with NextStep Recycling. Together we can help to divert electronic devices from our landfill and keep reusable electronics available to our community.