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Is there any place in Michigan where I can recycle about 8 trophies that are in very good condition?
Put an ad in Freecycle or Craigslist. There are people who can use them.
Does anyone know of a business that recycles old trophies?
They will donate the $ to the school of your choice, too
Does anyone know of a place in southern California that will take used trophies to recycle?
Thank you for your comment. These are trophies from 30 years of competing with my horse in parades all over California. I don't think youth groups would want them. I need a place that would love to use the parts to make their own trophies.
Where can I donate various trophies near Castle Rock CO?
Where can I donate trophies and metals near Providence, RI?
Where can I donate my old baseball, cheerleading , swim, and soccer trophies?
By Bridget B. from Charlotte, NC
What about baseball trophies?
Is there someplace near South Palm Beach county, Florida, that I can take old trophies to have them recycled?
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.
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.
Where can trophies and plaques be recycled, refurbished, or donated in Richmond VA?
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.
Where in the East Brunswick, NJ area can I donate or sell plaques?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where can I donate sports trophies in the Charlottesville, Virginia area?
Special Olympics used to take any/all trophies to award their kiddoes ... give them a call???
Where in the Brandon/Tampa Florida area can I donate old trophies?
where can i bring trophies to recycle near syracuse ny
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
Call your local Special Olympics organization. They can use all they can get.
Where can I donate or recycle my old sports trophies (swimming, basketball, softball, field hockey, etc.)? I live in northwestern Connecticut.
By Martha Z
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.
Where can I donate my old trophies, so that they can be recycled for good use?
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.
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
Check this trophy recycling website for possibilities:
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?
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
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?
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.
I have several trophies I would like to donate. Is there a place where I could take them?
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.
Where do I take these trophies to without having the expense of shipping them?