Fundraising Tips

  • Make your expectations clear. Is participation mandatory, voluntary? What time commitment is expected?
  • Make it fun, have a contest! Which team, class, or grade level can collect the most cans and bottles? Reward the “winners” with something special but simple like a pizza party.
  • Pick a date, and set a goal. Make sure your schedule does not interfere with other activates, games, practices or events your group is participating in.
  • Plan ahead, what geographical area you will cover? Make sure you have enough adult drivers lined up.
  • Choose a convenient staging area for dropping off. You may use the parking lot at ALL DEPOSITS Bottle and Can Return, or we can assist you with transportation.
  • Reserve your date with ALL DEPOSITS Bottle and Can Return, particularly if you plan to use our truck and driver to help you transport your collected containers. ALL DEPOSITS Bottle and Can Return reserves our truck on a first comes first serve basis only.
  • Plan to have your bottle drive the same time every year, people will come to expect it and save their bottles and cans for your group.
  • Hand out fliers in your targeted neighborhoods a week to ten days before your bottle drive.
  • Assign specific areas to participants; make sure children never go alone.
  • Be careful! Glass bottles can be a safety issue. Broken glass is hazardous for your participants and our employees. As much as possible, remove all glass containers from plastic bags and place in boxes. Handle all bags as if they contain broken glass! ALL DEPOSITS Bottle and Can Return will gladly supply you with all the boxes you need.