Sports Medal Recycling

We are fully active and operational and receiving packages as normal! Send in packages at any time. Thanks!

Sports Medal Recycling is a group of athletes that recycles extra, unused or no-longer-wanted road race, endurance event, sport and academic medals. We use the recycling proceeds to make donations to 501(c)3 non-profit fundraising minimums for charity road race bibs or charity endurance event entries.

If we are not actively fundraising for our own entries, then we make donations to support other athletes that are fundraising.

We started with local race directors in 2016 to recycle their unused medals, and grew to work with individuals, event organizers and race directors across the country.

We are in the United States. We do not have chapters or partners in any other countries. If someone us using our name in another country, it is not us- it is a scam! Please see our safety tips below.

Our service is free and open to any individuals, race directors or event organizers that wish to recycle with us. We do not charge any recycling fees or service fees.

We are an unpaid team, from the medal processing/recycling to website maintenance to donation distribution to paperwork filing. We operate as a grassroots group to focus on our mission.

Learn more about us and see the answers to our most frequently asked questions here.

Recycling guide: See what we can and can’t accept, plus shipping tips, here. We do NOT accept trophies or plaques.

Need a .pdf recycling quick guide? Click here!

See all the charitable donations we have made here.
We regularly participate in charity-organized endurance events or road races, or we fundraise for a charity to get entry (a race bib) into established road races such as marathons. If we are not actively fundraising for events, then we donate to other athlete’s fundraising efforts.

We only make donations to fundraising efforts that support registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in the United States only. We do not make donations to requests to help individuals, teams or businesses.

Sports Medal Recycling
679 Washington St Unit 3-135
Attleboro, MA 02703

As of June 1, 2024- the Unit number changed from 8-135 to 3-135. Do not worry if you put 8-135 on the label, it will still get to us.

Please note:
Some shipping software/programs may not recognize the unit number. If that happens, please write in the unit number 3-135 on your shipping label.

(No Drop Offs)

We can accept packages from any freight or postal carrier. We receive packages year-round; feel free to send at any time. Some carriers will list the city as South Attleboro and not Attleboro- both are okay/correct.

This is a complete recycling program.  We recycle the cardboard shipping boxes, and any newspaper, paper or cardboard used in shipping.  We recycle the metal from the medals.  We send the ribbons to textile recycling.  All plastic bags, air mailer bags and bubble wrap go to plastics recycling. We have a 99% recycling rate (1% of items we receive cannot be recycled).

Help keep recyclable metal, textiles, plastic and cardboard out of landfills and help support some great 501c3 nonprofit organizations.

We have found instances where someone has pretended to be us or copied our name and website, setting up a fake group. Please follow these tips to protect yourself from fraud/scammers:

* We do not have any other addresses or locations besides our Massachusetts, USA address. If someone gives you an address other than the above, IT IS A SCAM.

* We do not have chapters in any other country. If someone reaches out from outside the United States- IT IS A SCAM.

* We will never ask you for money or financial donations.

* We will never email, direct message, text, social media message, call or contact you in any way asking to buy, sell or make medals.

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