While there are many factors to consider when purchasing a franchise, location is a big one. Location can determine how much foot traffic you will see, who you are marketing to, and if your franchise will be positioned for maximum success. When investing in a recycling franchise, positioning your Bins on or near a college campus can be a brilliant choice.

Benefits of opening a franchise on or near a college campus

Establishing a recycling franchise on or near a college campus provides you with instant exposure to the thousands of students who walk to and from class each day. High levels of foot traffic combined with a highly visible location and ease of access mean a college campus can make an excellent choice for a franchise.

College campuses also tend to provide a diverse community of people from different backgrounds and experiences. It also generates regular turnover, so you will always have a new group of people who are on the lookout for recycling options.

Why a recycling franchise is perfect for a college campus

Another benefit of adding a Clothes Bin® to or near a college campus is that most college-aged students prioritize recycling and sustainability habits more than previous generations. This age group tends to be more proactive in helping the environment and is seeking easy and convenient ways to participate in recycling. In a survey studying recycling habits by age group, 92% of individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 recycle, while only 68% of people over the age of 65 choose to recycle.

College-aged students, in particular, are leading the pact. When surveyed, 67% of Gen Z respondents believed climate change should be our top priority to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations, and 32% said they had taken direct actions over the last year to help address climate change.

Benefits of textile recycling franchises

A big climate issue, and one that is easy for consumers to make a direct impact on, is textile waste. According to the EPA, textile waste accounts for nearly 5% of all landfills across the United States—and with only 15% of textile waste being recycled, there is a huge opportunity to lower that number. However, one of the biggest challenges to improving this number is a lack of easy and accessible textile recycling solutions. Clothes Bin® Franchise offers an easy and convenient way for people to recycle clothes, shoes and textiles – and an even easier way for Franchise Owners to manage the process.

Why Clothes Bin® makes a great franchise option

As a Clothes Bin® franchise owner, you’re working to positively impact climate change, inspire change in the community, and educate college students about recycling. Like you, we believe recycling should be easy, which is why we’ve built an easy-to-manage system that offers collection, management and distribution of unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles.

We also empower our Franchise owners by providing them with the tools they need to manage their recycling business and educate the public through youth programs and school partnerships.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about starting your own recycling business franchise with Clothes Bin®.

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