You can recycle those old, unwanted, dusty trophies cluttering up your closet. This is a guide about recycling old trophies.
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My seven and five year old girls have a lot of medal, ribbons, trophies and certificates. How show I display them? Should I put the certificates in a memory album? Please respond with any ideas. Thank you
By Mike Przybylski (Guest Post)01/06/2009
I own an awards company out of the Chicagoland area and would be interested in recycling any and all awards, trophies, medals, plaques and awards that you might have. We have just started this new business due to the increased need and untapped opportunity. We have been repeatedly asked by many individuals what they can do with their trophies, medals, plaques and awards. Before we had no ability to handle this influx of items but an ephihany happened not to long ago to myself in which I thought there would be many deserving people out there who could not afford to provide these types of awards for special people. Furthermore, I would like to see less garbage being dumped in our depleted garbage heaps around the area. While this might only be a drop in the bucket, at least it is a step in the right direction.
If you have items that are collecting dust, spiders, or just taking up space, we would be interested in any and all items that are in good condition even a little banged up. We have the ability to fix and repair these items and provide them either to charities or new and bright shiny faces.
Thanks in advance,
I have some old trophies to donate, any ideas where I can donate them?
Call a local trophy shop and see if they have some suggestions.
What can I do with a lot of old trophies? They are in the way and we just want to get rid of them. Someone told us one time about some trophy company that melts them down and re-uses the trophy.
If anyone has any info, please let me know.
I had a number of bowling trophies that were taking up space and collecting dust. I removed the plaques that were engraved with my name and reason for winning the trophy and donated them to a junior bowling league in my neighborhood. Depending on what the trophies are for you may also be able to find a source to which you can donate the trophies for use by others.
Who can I give them to?
By Louise B.12/07/2011
Contact local schools as well. Sometimes they use them as prizes for things. We used ours for curling bonspiel prizes.
Often you can purchase new tops for the trophies for a small charge that can change a bowling trophy into a sunflower seed spitting contest trophy. Much less expensive to refurbish than to purchase new ones. Old trophies for a particular sport can merely have the plaques removed or changed to be useable again - eg bowling for a junior bowling league, for example.
I'd love to donate a large box of old, but well preserved trophies. Is there a local place I can bring them? I tried Special Olympics in my area, but they weren't accepting at this time.
By Hilary from Yorktown, NY
Please try the boys/girls club, a bowling alley, a pre-school and your local shelters for children. good luck
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.
I have a great idea! Can you please donate then to your local Special Olympics? The prople that run this org. rarely have the funds to buy the children trophies when they have their events. You will put a smile on a beautiful child's face. Take care
Where can I donate my old baseball, cheerleading , swim, and soccer trophies?
By Bridget B. from Charlotte, NC
By Louise B.07/23/2013
You may also find that clubs such as Scouts, or Guides, or even local schools may be able to reuse them for events. In my school we used to use them for our curling bonspiels, and my mom used them for various awards at a Family Fun day where she organized kids games and sunflower spitting contents. One of our local trophy shops would swap out the tops on the trophies for a very small fee- $1 or $2 per trophy. I believe they will also take them at places like Goodwill and Salvation Army. I have seen them for sale at Value Village. It shouldn't be too difficult to find a new home for them where they will be appreciated.
I have over 100 or so used trophies and will be moving soon. Is there somewhere in New Jersey that I could donate them? It would cost too much to ship them for a donations. They are all in excellent condition.
By Margaret from Carteret, NJ
By Casey Eckert11/11/2013
Another idea is "Special Olympics" - they would love the trophies and can have special plates engraved for their athletes.
I have two boxes full of bowling trophies. Where can I recycle them?
By Wai Ling
By Mary Lou09/19/2013
Try any local charities, especially disabled or mentally challenged groups. They can always use them for youth activities and just remove the plaques.
I have a box of old award plaques. I wondered if Special Olympics or some place would like them to recycle them and use again?
By Janet W. from Glendale, AZ
Is there any place in the FK10 area that will recycle old trophies?
By Frank W.
We have at least 50 trophies; tennis, baseball, and soccer. Can anyone use them or recycle?
By Helen M.
Hi - most trophies are very inexpensive and not worth much except to the person acquiring them.
I did donate some of my sons' to local trophy shop but could not find anyone else interested.
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?
Old trophies can be recycled by using the tops (the people, balls, etc) as a coat rack in a child's room by attaching the tops to a piece of wood as the hangers. The marble can be reused in the garden to separate flower beds, if you lay then on their side it gives a sawtooth effect much like bricks on their sides. Hope this gives you some ideas!
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I have lots of trophies, most of them from bowling. Where can I dispose them?
JoAnn from MN
Send them to this address and they will fix them up and give them to special Olympics or other kids sporting events and activities. (02/18/2009)
Total Awards and Promotions encourages the community to donate their old trophies, medals, plaques and awards to support local non-profit organizations that are in great need in today's economy.
What: Donate your gently used trophies, awards, and medals to be recycled, reused and regifted by local area charities. For items that are not reusable, they will recycle the parts.
Where: Total Awards and Promotions
7475 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, Wi 53717.
When: Drop off anytime between Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
You may also ship your trophies to the address above, at your expense.
Pay it Forward (06/26/2009)
Lamb Awards and Engraving
Westminster, MD 21157
I have several old trophies I'd like to donate somewhere. Is there anyone in the Allentown, PA area that would take them?
J from Allentown, PA
Where can I donate trophies?
By TattleTale from southern CA
Is there a recycling program for old trophies in the Detroit area?
By Mike from Sterling Heights, MI
Where do I donate used trophies?
By Doris from Waldorf, MD
If you can't find any place such as this to donate to, give them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. (09/29/2010)