You don’t need business expertise to run a recycling franchise but identifying high-traffic areas and the best demographic for your venture is key. When it comes to recycling clothes, shoes, and textiles, placing your Bins at an elementary school has many benefits.

Why elementary schools are an excellent textile recycling franchise location

Taking care of the environment is important to Generation Alpha. About 67 percent of elementary students say that saving the planet will play a key role in their careers. Environmental stewardship is ingrained in their daily lives, and recycling household items already plays a significant part in this effort.

Setting up a textile recycling franchise at an elementary school offers excellent exposure to eco-conscious students, parents, and faculty. Kids quickly outgrow their shoes, clothing, and outerwear–items that can easily be placed in their on-campus Clothes Bin®. In addition, parents will appreciate the convenient drop-off point since textile recycling opportunities are rare.

Elementary school campuses have a new batch of students every year, so your franchise will benefit from regular turnover while providing clothes and textiles to those in need.

Clothes recycling fundraising for elementary schools

Elementary school fundraising programs are an effective way to raise extra capital to support extracurricular activities such as music programs, field trips, guest speakers, and the PTO. Clothes Bins provide fundraising opportunities since schools receive seven cents per pound of textiles that are collected.

The Bins can hold roughly 600 pounds of clothing and textiles, which equates to $42. If you’re looking to jumpstart a school’s fundraising efforts, a Clothes Bin textile recycling franchise opportunity can align nicely with a school-wide clothing and shoe drive.

Promote environmental stewardship

Over 11 million tons of textile waste is produced annually in America, and a whopping 85 percent of this is in landfills. Although many public and private schools set up recycling programs–they are often limited to plastic, glass bottles, and aluminum. Placing a Clothes Bin® on campus makes it easy for children and their families to recycle used and unwanted textiles while fostering a culture of environmental responsibility to fight climate change.

Clothes Bin® franchise opportunities

Clothes Bin® makes it simple for forward-thinking entrepreneurs to take the leap into franchise ownership. We believe in a green approach to reducing textile waste and promoting environmental stewardship. In addition to being a low-cost clothes recycling franchise opportunity, franchisees benefit from comprehensive training and support to help grow their business.

Whether you want to augment an existing school recycling program or kick-start fundraising efforts, our franchise model may be a good match. Request more information about how to start your elementary school recycling franchise with Clothes Bin®.

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