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THE NATIONAL
CRAYON RECYCLE
PROGRAM

and Crazy Crayons 
work together,

but neither one could exist
without kids that care about the Earth.

Please Donate
Your Unwanted Crayons

Crayons are a petroleum product that take many years to biodegrade.

MORE THAN 12 MILLION CRAYONS ARE MANUFACTURED EACH DAY!

Just think for a moment, “How many dumpsters does that fill?”

The National Crayon Recycle Program recycles unwanted, rejected, broken crayons into new crayons, keeping thousands of pounds out of the landfills and back into the creative hands of children!

You’ve Made a Difference

This “recycling” education, community service has made it possible to stop more than 120,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills with the help from schools, organization educators and kids across this country.

Thank you for your efforts to help the Earth!

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 does not receive any state, federal or private financial aid and exists solely because of caring people like you! 

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

SHIP TO:
National Crayon Recycle Program
6495 E. Placita Madera Antigua
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
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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 Crayon 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. 

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Step 1 Start 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.

PRINTABLE SIGNS
Click to View the PDF

Get All Ages Involved

It is beneficial to have both adults and children involved in the Crayon Drive Committee, but remember, 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 for requesting sponsors to cover shipping costs.

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Step 2 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 crayon collection.  We have some printable flyers and hand outs 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 a where competition CAN bring out the best in people.
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Step 3 Pack

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

Just collect those old, unwanted crayons (any amount), place in a sturdy box, tape them securely and ship them as they are – wrapped, broken or barely used – we recycle them all.

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. Scan the link to the left for sorting details.

Thank you for paying for the shipping

The NATIONAL CRAYON RECYCLE PROGRAM does not receive any state, federal or private financial aid and exists solely because of caring people like you!

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

SHIP TO:

National Crayon Recycle Program
6495 E. Placita Madera Antigua
Sahuarita, AZ 85629

From all of us at Crazy Crayons &

The National Crayon Recycling Program

THANK YOU!