What types of organizations can participate in the program?
FundingFactory is open to all nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges/universities, childcare centers, libraries, sports teams, and scout troops!
Can for-profit companies participate?
Businesses can recycle to support a school or nonprofit of their choice. Register here if you are a business.
How do I register?
You can register your organization here.
Is there a fee to register?
No! FundingFactory is a 100% free program.
Other organizations in my area are already participating. Should I sign up?
Yes! Cartridges can be collected from outside of your community and even outside of your state. Learn how our Business Support programs helps you partner with local and national businesses to recycle and earn.
Is there a time limit to your fundraising by recycling program?
No, there is no expiration or deadline associated with FundingFactory’s program.
Do you provide promotional materials?
Participants receive a Jump-start Guide containing all the materials needed to get started. You’ll find free printable shipping labels and promotional resources, including posters, downloadable flyers, displays, letter templates, and other materials to kick off your new fundraising-thru-recycling program when you log in to your account.
Is there a risk associated with handling printer cartridges?
Printer cartridges are not considered toxic and do not pose a threat. The ink in them is no more harmful than the ink in a ballpoint pen.
The FundingFactory coordinator of our organization recently left, now I’m in charge, what do I do?
There are two options:
- If you know your organization’s log-in information, go to FundingFactory.com to update your personal contact information under Quick Links > Edit My Profile.
- If you do not know your organization’s log-in information, simply call our helpful customer service reps at 1.888.883.8237.
What items does FundingFactory accept for recycling?
FundingFactory accepts inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones, and laptops.
Do you accept ink tanks or toner tubes for recycling?
No, FundingFactory does not accept these items. Please do not send them. Contact your local recycling facility to find out how to dispose of these items responsibly.
I have cartridges that are not on your Qualifying List. What should I do with them?
If you send non-qualifying items to FundingFactory, they will be responsibly recycled. Your choice to send non-qualifying cartridges to your local recycling facility is the most eco-friendly, as it reduces packaging materials and transportation emissions. Any inkjet or toner cartridge you send that is not on our Qualifying List does not qualify for payment.
Do I need to send accessories with my cell phones and or laptops?
No, it is not necessary to send extra chargers, cases, or headsets.
Should I send the power cable with my laptop for recycling?
Yes, you may send the power cable but it is not necessary.
Does FundingFactory provide shipping materials?
Yes, we provide free UPS shipping labels and free shipping boxes. Shipping materials can be ordered as you need them through the web site or by calling 1.888.883.8237.
Can I use my own boxes for shipping cartridges, cell phones, and laptops?
Yes! In fact, we encourage reuse and recycling of resources.
Do I need to fill in any paperwork in order to ship my items?
No, there is never any paperwork involved when shipping to FundingFactory. The pre-paid shipping labels provided to you already contain all of your organization’s account information.
How do I get paid?
You will earn cash for each item you send to FundingFactory. Your cash will accumulate in your online account until you spend it in our Rewards Catalog or request a check.
Does my cash expire?
No, your earnings never expire. Save or splurge – it is up to you!
What items will I get paid for?
All accepted items qualify for a minimum payment. If your inkjet or toner cartridge, cell phone, or laptop is on our Qualifying List, you will earn the listed price. If it is not, you will not receive credit for it. See our Qualifying List for payment details.
How does Tablet Trade-Up work?
If your school is selling their used tablets, contact a FundingFactory buyback specialist to get you a competitive market price quote for your devices. Once a price has been agreed upon, we’ll send you shipping labels and a purchase order for your records. Upon final device inspection, your school will be paid via check or ACH payment.
For qualifying shipments, FundingFactory provides a free Pack-and-Ship concierge service. Contact us to learn more.
Can I send my bulk tablets with my cartridges and cell phones?
Tablet Trade-Up pricing is only available when you consult with a buyback specialist.
Your tablets go through an inspection process that is separate from the general FundingFactory shipments, and if you ship them together you will not earn their full potential value.
Does the money we earn through Tablet Trade-Up go into our FundingFactory account?
No, funds will be paid via check or ACH payment.
Are there any fees associated with Tablet Trade-Up?
Tablet Trade-Up is 100% free from start to finish.
How long is my quoted price good for?
Quoted prices are valid for 30 days from the date provided.
Are there restrictions on how we spend the money our school earns from Tablet Trade-Up?
There are no obligations; funds earned through Tablet Trade-Up can be used at your school's discretion.
Does Tablet Trade-Up accept broken devices?
We inspect and grade each using the scale below. Prices vary for each condition, but your pricing specialist will work to get you the most for all of your devices.
- Excellent: The tablet is fully functional and looks brand new with no signs of wear such as scratches, scuffs or marks.
- Good: The tablet is fully functional and may have slight wear such as faint scratches or scuffs.
- Fair: The tablet is fully functional with moderate wear such as deep scratches or scuffs.
- Poor: The tablet is fully functional with signs of heavy wear including cracks, deep scratches and/or dents.
- Broken: The tablet is broken if it is unable to power on or there is another major functional defect that inhibits its ability to be reused or resold as a normal functioning device.
Contact a Buyback Specialist for a Free Quote Today!