More than 1,100 participants nationwide vied for the Top Recycler title during the “Recycling Rumble™,” a one-on-one recycling competition hosted annually by FundingFactory®. Throughout the competition, participants collected and shipped e-waste – used inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras and GPS devices to FundingFactory.
The top prize of $5,000 was awarded to The Learning Tree, a nationally accredited childcare center in Ridge Manor, Fla.; they recycled 4,032 items. With their recycling earnings and 25 percent bonus, The Learning Tree earned a grand total of $6,536.50. Second place went to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Team of Etters, Pa. Last year's Rumble winner, Manteca High School of Manteca, Calif., placed third.