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Dade Recycling offers an innovative way to help you raise money for your school while helping protect our environment.

There are absolutely no fees or costs to your school. We will provide you with a starter kit consisting of collection bins, flyers, and email templates for free.

Here is how our program works:

1. Register
Call us 786-326-7382 or register online
2. Recycling Bin Drop Off
We will deliver our recycling bin and assist you in placing it in a central location at your school.
3. Inform Students, Parents, and Staff
Notify everyone in your school that you are recycling empty printer cartridges, used cell phones, and small electronics.
As of January 2014, we will also be collecting gently worn shoes, clothes, and handbags. Use our flyers and email templates to help you spread the word.
4. Printer Cartridges and Cell Phone Collection
Encourage everyone to drop off empty ink and toner printer cartridges, used cell phones, and small electronics into our electronic recycling bin & gently used shoes, clothes, and handbags into our collection bin
5. Request a Pick Up
Once the recycling bin is FULL contact us to schedule a free pick up. E-mail us at pickup@daderecycling.comor call 786-326-7382.
6. Pick up
We will send our driver to collect your empty printer cartridges and used cell phones within 4 business days of receiving your pickup request.
7. Inspection
Every item we receive will be inspected in our warehouse. A detailed receipt will be sent to you via e-mail as soon as the inspection process is completed
8. Payment
We will mail your school a check with a donation for every printer cartridge and small electronic that can be re-used and for every cell phone regardless of its condition.

School Resources

Need help promoting your recycling drive?

To get started we recommend you download our helpful “Guide to a Successful Recycling Fundraiser” booklet. You may also download the following customizable flyers and e-mail templates to help you promote your fundraiser.

School Competition

Inter-School Recycling Challenge. Register your school now and participate to win

How the winners will be selected

Winners will be selected by adding the total amount of all the collection receipts from the school year.
The Top 10 schools will be awarded the following Cash Prizes:

  • 1st Place $1,000
  • 2nd Place $500
  • 3rd Place $300
  • 4th Place $250
  • 5th Place $200
  • 6-10th Places $100

School Recycling Competition Rules

1. Registration is open to schools of any size. Simply fill out the registration form.
Every school already registered in our fundraising program is automatically registered for the competition.

2. Collect as many empty ink and toner printer cartridges as well as used cell phones as you can!

3. Schedule a free pick up once your recycling bin is FULL. Call us at 786-326-7382.

4. We will make a donation to your school for every cell phone and every qualifying empty printer cartridge according to our list. For details about which items will be accepted please go to our price list.

5. Business sponsorships are encouraged. Ask any company to donate their empty printer cartridges and used cell phones to your school.

Furthermore, if parents want to sponsor your school through this fundraiser, we can place recycling bins at their workplaces and everything we collect through their companies will be donated to your school.

Program Details

The terms of the program are as follows:

Cell Phones: Dade Recycling pays between $0.25 and $200 for every cell phone. Prices on our list reflect working phones only. Working phones are phones that include a battery, turn on, have good LCD screens, are able to make a test call and are not cracked or otherwise damaged.
Broken phones will be credited 20% of the corresponding working phone price. We will also pay $0.25 for phones that do not appear on our buyback list.

Cell Phone Accessories: You may include all accessories such as chargers, cases, earpieces, as long as they belong to cell phones.

Inkjet Cartridges: Dade Recycling pays up to $3.00 for every Re-usable inkjet cartridge according to our buyback list. Unlike most competitors we do pay for Epson, Canon, and Brother Ink tanks. Re-usable ink cartridges are cartridges that have not been refilled before, are not cracked, have good electric circuits, and have intact nozzle plates.

Toner Cartridges: Dade Recycling pays up to $12.00 for every Re-usable toner cartridge according to our buyback list. We accept every laser toner cartridge included in our list or not and we will credit your account according to our buyback price list for brand name cartridges that have only been used once.

Laptop Computers: Working laptop / notebook computers are computers that power up and must include battery & power cord / charger.
All of the following are functional: RAM, floppy drive, CD drive, DVD drive (if applicable), all ports, screen, latches, and are not cracked, ‘locked’ or otherwise damaged. We do not buy laptops with recalled batteries. Non-working laptop / notebook computers or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate, I.e. 20% of the working laptop / notebook computer prices according to our buyback list.

Working MP3 Player: MP3 Players that power up (must include battery) and all of the following are undamaged: Data port, memory, microprocessor, digital signal processor (DSP), display, playback controls, audio port and amplifier. Non-working MP3 Players or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate, I.e. 20% of the working MP3 Player prices according to our buyback list.

Working digital cameras: Digital cameras that power up must include battery and charger. All of the following are undamaged: Memory, flash, microprocessor, display and playback controls.
Non-working digital cameras or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate of 20% of the working digital camera prices on our buyback list.
We accept all major brands including: Sony, Canon, Casio, Panasonic, FujiFilm, Olympus, Kodak, Samsung, Polaroid, HP, Vivitar & Nikon. We do not accept unmarked cameras or 35mm cameras.

Working handheld game systems: Game systems that power up must include battery and charger. Must be functional (play a game). All of the following are undamaged: Memory, hdd, lcd, charge port, earphone jack, usb port, AV ports and keypad. Non-working handheld game systems or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate of 20% of the working handheld game system prices on our buyback list.

Working GPS Devices: GPS Devices that power up must include battery. All of the following are undamaged: LCD Screen, data port, memory, display, navigation controls, audio port and amplifier. Non-Working GPS Devices or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate of 20% of the working GPS Device prices on our buyback list.

Privacy Policy: Dade Recycling will not sell or allow an affiliate or third party to use any of the information provided by program participants for the purposes of solicitation.

Email Addresses: Dade Recycling uses email as our primary means of communicating with program participants. It is extremely important that program participants provide valid email addresses.

Data Destruction: Many of the cell phones we receive are destroyed and recycled according to EPA guidelines. This process effectively destroys all information stored in the cell phones. In the event a cell phone is refurbished for reuse each phone’s data is cleared in accordance with NIST Special Publication 800-88 “Guidelines for Media Sanitization” by our partners. Our recycling partners data clearing process wipes the phone’s memory clean and enables a new number to be assigned. However, Dade Recycling strongly recommends that donors clear the memories on their cell phones of any sensitive private information before donating them. In addition, donors should always ensure the service on any cell phone they donate has been disconnected, to prevent fraudulent use. Dade Recycling will not be responsible for any information left stored in the memories of phones donated or their fraudulent use.

Payment Policy: Dade Recycling has minimum accounts payable requirement of $10 before we mail out a check for items collected. If you do not meet the $10 minimum, we will hold your money from previous collections until you accumulate at least $10 and then we will mail you a check. Any account that has a pickup for less than $10 and does not accrue the minimum ($10 amount) within 1 calendar year will forfeit their proceeds.

Seller’s Warranty: Seller covenants and guarantees that the cartridges being sold to Blue Trading, LLC is the property of the seller with all rights to resell the cartridges without any restrictions on the seller’s rights to resell to Blue Trading, LLC. Seller warrants and promises to indemnify Blue Trading, LLC, from the claims of any parties who claim an interest in or to the cartridges. Seller further warrants that the empty or surplus cartridges were collected from a source within the United States or were acquired directly from a supplier who sells the cartridges in the ordinary course of their business within the United States.