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How to Recycle Your Crayons

Simple Crayon Prep


You don’t have to do anything to the crayons you’re donating!

Just collect (any amount), box, and ship them as they are – wrapped, broken or barely used – we recycle them all.

PACKING THE BOX: Please use sturdy boxes that closely fit the amount of the contents to avoid the box being crushed or broken.

AN EXTRA BIT OF HELP: If you would like to assist further, sorting the crayons by color group before shipping can be a great interactive learning experience for children and highly appreciated by us.  (For instructions on how to sort the crayons, Download the Crayon Sorting Chart.)

Shipping


We also appreciate your help covering the shipping expense for your donated crayons. The NATIONAL CRAYON RECYCLE PROGRAM could not exist without this added effort on your part. 

The NATIONAL CRAYON RECYCLE PROGRAM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  We do not receive funding for the shipment of donations, but the cost of shipping and/or any financial donations are eligible for tax deductions.

COST SAVING TIP:
USPS offers Priority Flat Rate boxes for a standard fee regardless of weight.

SHIP TO:
National Crayon Recycle Program
8110 S. Houghton Rd #158
Tucson, AZ 85747

Close the Loop


The purchase of Crazy Crayons supports Crayon Recycling and Recycling Education. Creating an Earth conscious impact and igniting creativity through the art of coloring, recycling, and sustainable living.

HELP THE EARTH & RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR CAUSE:

Consider starting a crayon drive at your school to collect old crayons, send them in to be recycled and sell the Crazy Crayons products as a fundraiser. This is a great way to teach the kids to “Close the Loop”.  Crazy Crayons will provide wholesale pricing to your school and waive the $100 minimum purchase. 

The purchase of Crazy Crayons supports Crayon Recycling and Recycling Education. Creating an Earth conscious impact and igniting creativity through the art of coloring, recycling, and sustainable living.

HELP THE EARTH & RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR CAUSE:

Consider starting a crayon drive at your school to collect old crayons, send them in to be recycled and sell the Crazy Crayons products as a fundraiser. This is a great way to teach the kids to “Close the Loop”.  Crazy Crayons will provide wholesale pricing to your school and waive the $100 minimum purchase. 

STEP 1

Start Your Crayon Drive

To begin your crayon collection drive, create collection boxes that can be placed in common gathering places. Examples of this may be a school classroom/lunchroom, a restaurant waiting area, or a church/local daycare center.

Have fun creating your own unique design to decorate the collection boxes OR you can use a printable sign and apply it to the box in order to make the purpose of the box and the need for crayon recycling clear.

Distribute your boxes to the participating organizations and, if they allow, place them in the prominent area to remind those coming and going to bring in their unwanted crayons. If you are planning to follow the collection drive with a fundraising option, set a final donation date and a day to collect the crayons from all the boxes you have distributed.

Crayons Received at NCRP

Printable Signs

Click on an image to open a printable PDF

Get All Ages Involved

It is beneficial to have both adults and children involved in the Crayon Drive Committee but remember, the greater community outreach the greater the outcome. Children have a great imagination that can bring fresh ideas – but it is important to have an adult involved when approaching businesses or other organizations about participation in the collection or requesting sponsors to cover shipping costs.

STEP 2

Get the Word Out

Plaster the school halls with posters! Hand out flyers at your extracurricular events.

Be Creative! Have Fun! While also being SAFE.

The possibilities are endless for spreading the word about the crayon collection. We have some printable flyers and handouts available to use, but this is where getting the kids involved can pay off great dividends. They ALWAYS come up with creative ideas!

Getting children excited about helping the Earth, working to reach a goal, learning communication skills, or creating art are all benefits of a crayon collection drive.

Create Some Competition!

Does the 4th-grade class think they can collect more pounds of crayons than the 5th graders? LET THEM TRY! Will a local business donate $5 to an environmental charity for every pound of crayons collected by the local Scout Troop? MAKE THEM PAY! (To support a wonderful cause.)

This is where competition CAN bring out the best in people.

STEP 3

Pack and Ship

Simple Crayon Prep

You don’t have to do anything to the crayons you’re donating!

Just collect (any amount), box, and ship them as they are – wrapped, broken, or barely used – we recycle them all.

Packing the Box:
Please use sturdy boxes that closely fit the amount of the contents to avoid the box being crushed or broken.

An Extra Bit of Help:
If you would like to assist further, sorting the crayons by color groups before shipping can be a great interactive learning experience for children and is highly appreciated by us. (For instructions on how to sort the crayons, Download the Crayon Sorting Chart.)

Shipping



We also appreciate your help covering the shipping expense for your donated crayons. The National Crayon Recycle Program could not exist without this added effort on your part.

The National Crayon Recycle Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. We do not receive funding for the shipment of donations, but the cost of shipping and/or any financial donations are eligible for tax deductions.

Cost Saving Tip:
USPS offers Priority Flat Rate boxes for a standard fee regardless of weight.

Ship To:
National Crayon Recycle Program
8110 S. Houghton Rd #158
Tucson, AZ 85747