We encourage the community to recycle their old trophies, plaques and awards to support non-profit organizations that are in great need in today's economy. We have been recycling for 30 years. In 2016 we started charging a recycling fee to recycle your trophies.
This program helps organizations who have cut their spending on appreciation, event awards, motivation trophies, and overall recognition. Quantity limits apply.
501c3 organizations can apply here for your FREE trophies (minimum of 3 weeks in advance and no more than 3 months). No schools or churches can participate in the free trophy program, but booster clubs and non profit foundations can.
PLEASE READ BEFORE RECYCLING:
What: Send us your GENTLY used Trophies, Awards, and Medals to be Recycled, Reused and Re-gifted to non-profits nationwide. For items that are not reusable, we will recycle the parts the best we can.
We suggest that you please contact your local recycling facility to see what can be recycled right in your area.
If your trophies are in bad shape, please do not send them to us, this includes broken or damaged figures or pieces, discolored bases, rusted parts or if they have rain damage.
DO NOT SEND:
~Glass or acrylic awards (we cannot take the engraving or etching off).
~Fake wood plaques with veneer, only real wood plaques can be re-used.
~Trophies with yellowed plastic bases, moldy, or water damaged.
~Medals that are engraved on back.
~Frames, pictures, keepsakes, or lapel pins.
~Sculptures or works of art.
~Broken trophy parts.
If you would like to keep the engraved plates, remove them before dropping off or shipping your trophies.
If you are shipping your trophies please be sure to pack them with care (bubble wrap or paper) to ensure the the trophies can be reused.
If you'd like to drop off your trophies at our store, they MUST be packed in boxes/bags/containers that you do not want returned, we have limited boxes, space, so please plan ahead.
If you will be dropping off a large quantity of trophies, please call ahead so that we can prepare space for your delivery 608-833-1716.
Where: Nationwide Trophy Recycling Program
C/O Total Awards & Promotions, Inc.
6686 Odana Rd. Madison, WI 53719.
When: Drop off anytime between Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. We recommend you call ahead during holiday times for store hours. Fees for recycling apply to drops offs as well.
You may also ship your trophies to the address above, at your expense.
Select the number of trophies needing recycling, after you purchase recycling, you will get a sales order number. You must write that sales order number on the outside of your box(es), or it will be returned.
GO GREEN! This program allows us to use sustainable parts by recycling the old trophies. We save all that marble from the landfills, recycle the metal engraved plates, re-use the rods, columns, and figures to make new trophies for sale and donation.
"We hear almost every day of folks that have old trophies collecting dust and they don't want to throw them away to the landfill; they'd rather make a useful contribution to others. For over 30 years we have accepted these treasured awards and recycled them for parts or re-engraved and donated them to non-profits". ~Donna Gray, president of Total Awards & Promotions
The team at Total Awards & Promotions has been donating their time for years to clean, sanitize, rebuild, repair, recycle and engrave donated trophies. It is now launching the program as a pay for service. While sales of the trophies using recycled parts will also keep the recycling program running!
~~~Pay it Forward~~~
Apply for RECYCLED TROPHIES for your 501c3 group/organization CLICK HERE
~Do you know of a recycling program in our area?
No. We are the only ongoing recycling program that "pays it forward" in the US. There are other stores that will take your trophies, but we don't know about a program like ours in your area.
~Do you pay for shipping?
No, we don't pay for shipping, but you can drop off for FREE Monday through Friday.
~Do we have to pay to recycle Medals, Plaques or Awards other than Trophies?
No, we recycle those for FREE, as they don't have to be broken down.
~Where do I find the # to put on our boxes?
It's the invoice number you get after paying for recycling, that you put on all your boxes. If that number is not on the box, it might be returned.
~Why do we pay for recycling?
It takes labor to take apart and recycle the trophies. We then use those parts to remake new trophies for 501c3 non-profits across the country. If you don't care if the trophies are reused and given to charities, you can donate your trophies to Good Will or St. Vincent DePaul. They will sell your trophies.
~How do we recycle our trophies?
1. Read what we accept and what we won't take.
2. Count the trophies you need recycled.
3. Click the dropdown to select how many trophies you are sending.
4. After you pay, you get an invoice number. Put that # on your boxes.
5. The invoice will say "free shipping" so our shopping cart software doesn't
charge you, but you do have to pay to ship the trophies to us.
6. Wrap your trophies in bubble wrap or paper and ship to us in your boxes.