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Recycling Old Trophies

You can recycle those old, unwanted, dusty trophies cluttering up your closet. This is a guide about recycling old trophies.
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March 13, 2017 Flag

Does anyone know of a place in southern California that will take used trophies to recycle?

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March 14, 20170 found this helpful

You could contact non-profit organizations or youth sports organizations and they may be able to refurbish or re-use the trophies (depending on what the trophy may be).

Or,

http://thelongbeachdepot.org

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August 26, 2016 Flag

Where can I donate various trophies near Castle Rock CO?

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December 31, 20160 found this helpful

Where can I donate trophies and metals near Providence, RI?

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July 19, 2013 Flag

Where can I donate my old baseball, cheerleading , swim, and soccer trophies?

By Bridget B. from Charlotte, NC

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November 13, 20150 found this helpful

What about baseball trophies?

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September 21, 2016 Flag

Is there someplace near South Palm Beach county, Florida, that I can take old trophies to have them recycled?

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February 25, 20170 found this helpful

Call your local kids youth sports programs and see if they want them. In my area I have seen coaches ask for them as they spruce them up, get new name plates on them and reuse them.

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June 30, 2016 Flag

Are there any companies in Daytona Beach, Florida that recycle old well kept sports and band trophies? I have 5 large boxes that need a good home.

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

http://www.tcre  et/contact.shtml

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August 25, 2016 Flag

Where can trophies and plaques be recycled, refurbished, or donated in Richmond VA?

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

If I were you, I would put an ad on craigslist.org or a local facebook group. If anyone is looking for these sorts of things, they will answer your ad. There's also freecycle.

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August 4, 2016 Flag

Where in the East Brunswick, NJ area can I donate or sell plaques?

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

This Minnesotta company refurbishes and recycles trophies: http://www.tcre  et/contact.shtml

"If you have more than 50 trophies, we will make a $100.00 (typically) dontation to your school or organization

Donate your old trophies and plaques

If you wish to donate your trophies to a good cause, we will come to your organization or pay for shipping of your trophies to us and make a donation to your organization."

Here's one in Wisconsin http://www.awardsmall.com/

Alternatively you could contact a local company that makes trophies in your area and ask them if they have some recycling program.

http://www.whit  nswick/Engravers

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March 21, 2016 Flag

Where can I donate sports trophies in the Charlottesville, Virginia area?

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March 22, 20160 found this helpful

Special Olympics used to take any/all trophies to award their kiddoes ... give them a call???

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March 22, 2013 Flag

We had 4 boys in sports and have many trophies that I just can't seem to throw away. Will someone take them as a donation? Thanks.

By Cathie

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April 19, 20150 found this helpful

We received this advisory from a reader:

"Mostly an FYI, not a question I contacted Special Olympics, as suggested in your blog. I was told that they only use ribbons. Just thought I'd spare people the inquiry.

By Patricia V."

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April 5, 2016 Flag

I am affiliated with a swim team and I have tons of trophies we do not want to throw away. Can you advise? Special Olympics does not want them. I live in Houston, Texas.

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April 10, 20160 found this helpful

If you can't find a group that wants them, you can donate them to thrift shops. Shops in my area seem to be able to sell them. It is possible to switch out the tops (a swimmer for a golfer, for example). My mother used to have that done with donated trophies.

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November 3, 2015 Flag

Where in the central New Jersey area can I donate about 60 trophies that my 3 sons have received over the past 10 years or so? The majority have a baseball, basketball, or soccer figure on top.

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November 9, 20150 found this helpful

Boys and girls clubs, schools maybe. The Salvation Army will take them, and resell them. Other thrift stores may take them. Perhaps the clubs that gave them to your sons may take them back to reuse after you remove the name plates.

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July 5, 2016 Flag

Where in the Brandon/Tampa Florida area can I donate old trophies?

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July 15, 20160 found this helpful

where can i bring trophies to recycle near syracuse ny

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March 9, 2015 Flag

My daughter has many old girl's basketball trophies that are in good condition and I am hoping an organization can use them. I live in the Pasadena, California area. Thank you.

By Ellen M

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March 10, 20150 found this helpful

Call your local Special Olympics organization. They can use all they can get.

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June 19, 2014 Flag

Where can I donate or recycle my old sports trophies (swimming, basketball, softball, field hockey, etc.)? I live in northwestern Connecticut.

By Martha Z

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June 21, 20140 found this helpful

Hi and thanks for the information as I have difficulty finding anyone to take trophies. Of course it could be the area but I work part time for a major charity and we have been unable to sell them (at any price).

I will look for some of the places you mentioned and maybe have better luck.

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February 28, 2015 Flag

Where can I donate my old trophies, so that they can be recycled for good use?

By Lynda

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March 1, 20150 found this helpful

Check with your local child care centers or public school. They could give them away without your name on them to a child who is earning rewards for behavior.

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January 1, 2015 Flag

We have several trophies which were packed away in our attic. These were from our childrens' high school days in the late 70s, early 80s. They do not want them, nor do we. Is there a place in the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania area that accepts these for recycling purposes?

By B. Smith

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January 2, 20150 found this helpful

Check this trophy recycling website for possibilities:

http://www.recycleyourtrophy.com/

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August 10, 2015 Flag

My belated husband was an avid pool player and I have an abundance of trophies stored away. I am looking to donate them to a charity or a pool league that might be needing trophies in order to pay out more to the players. Any suggestions?

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August 11, 20150 found this helpful

Advertise on Craigslist. Do it in the "free" section and again in sports. Also, would your local pool parlor be interested? Lastly, you can ask the local sports shops what they might think. I hope that helps. PBP

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July 1, 2008 Flag

I am looking for ideas on recycled trophies. One was for lamps and the other for special Olympics. Could you let me know any more?

Patricia

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February 11, 20100 found this helpful

Hi Patricia,

Just to add to some of the other comments, we get this question quite a lot from our customers. We are planning on adding a page to our site at some point with some advice, but in general we suggest the following -

Donate them to charity award dinners/evenings

Donate to local sports teams where funds are tight

Donate to local Student sports teams, again where funds are tight

Hope that helps a bit!

Patrick

http://www.trophystore.co.uk

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August 7, 2014 Flag

I have quite a few of old sports trophies that I would like to recycle. I live in Alabama is there a location near me or even around Atlanta Georgia that I might be able to take them?

By Linda

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August 8, 20140 found this helpful

Look for a place where challenged people live. We have one and they use them for prizes when they win. It doesn't matter whose name is on it or what it is for. They just know the won a prize or a trophy.

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June 22, 2015 Flag

I have several trophies I would like to donate. Is there a place where I could take them?

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June 24, 20150 found this helpful

Why not put them free on craigs list? May have a needy organization who might want them.

OR contact whatever sport club they are from your local organizations. It could save them money from having to buy trophies...which are so costly. They would only need to change the plaque on them.

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May 19, 2015 Flag

I am wanting to donate tropies that my daughters have earned through 4-H and local horse shows. Is there anywhere in Canada that takes the donation of trophies? I live in Southern Alberta.

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May 23, 20150 found this helpful

For a start, why don't you contact the local 4H clubs and see if they would like to reuse the trophies? Remove the name plaques, maybe keep those for a souvenir as they take up hardly any space, and the trophies are ready to be used again. With a phonecall or two, you will likely find someplace that will use them - a local school (my school used to reuse curling trophies for our bonspiels), a sports day with kids events (my mom took curling trophies, swapped out the curler for virtually no charge, and had them engraved for sunflower spitting and ballthrow competitions), maybe Special Olympics.

The Salvation Army will take trophies as well as Value Village, if you can't find any local club or organization that wants them. I am from Sask; I am sure it would be the same where you are.

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