BIns stack 3 or 4 high to save space!

We are just starting to get some great feedback on the first round of testing. Bins are easy to store and deploy as they stack 3 bins high. Lots of engagement from our new facility partners! We should see some bins back in the next few weeks along with further ideas for improvement on a number of processes that will be ported to future installations. Thanks to so many for your continued support and interest in this initiative....

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New Logo Header

A new header for the fast growing Recycleballs facebook site highlights the new logo change...

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PIlot Program on Target

A significant amount of activity over the last few weeks has gone into a website revamp and preparing new facility setup packages and processes for future growth. We have currently partnered with 12 of 15 PILOT facilities to test out all facets of the Recycleballs Quickship program, gain feedback and provide material for our first national press release. This pilot officially starts February 14 and runs for 60 days. New facilities include several in Vermont, Maine, Mass and a large high school in Texas. Many thanks to Kate, Kim, Dave and others for helping this along. Pictured is Karen Leuders with a bin that was placed in the entry way of a new install in Middlebury this weekend. — in...

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Courts For Kids From Recycled Tennis Balls

Recycleballs has changed its tag-line from "Yellow is the new green on all tennis courts" to "Turn your tennis balls into courtsforkids. By turning recycled tennis balls into COURTSFORKIDS, deserving communities will be gifted brand-new recycled tennis ball courts. These courts will provide opportunities to build relationships, transform lives, and introduce young people to a lifelong sport....

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Operation: Rutherford Recycles will be hosting the Tennis Balls for PAWS

Operation: Rutherford Recycles will be hosting the Tennis Balls for PAWS Published: February 2, 2017 Email Print Operation: Rutherford Recycles will be hosting a "recycling" booth to collect flat or lightly used tennis balls for PAWS of Rutherford County. It will not only benefit PAWS, but will provide an outlet for the community to get their used tennis balls out of the landfill and into the shelter for the animals to play with. Tennis Balls for PAWS will be in association with the upcoming PAWS Adoption Trailer Event. The purpose is to provide an outlet for the public to "recycle" their lightly used or flat tennis balls by donating them. In light of the news of the impending...

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Tennis Ball Courts Made from Recycled Tennis Balls

Laykold Masters Recycled Tennis Ball Courts Advanced Polymer Technology and Ace Surfaces created Laykold Masters, the first cushion court with a shock pad that absorbs up to 10,000 recycled tennis balls in a single tennis court. Finally, after a tennis ball has had its last bounce, it can be recycled and used as a cushion tennis court instead of rolling into a landfill. Laykold Masters 5 With an expected 20+ year lifespan, the LM5 is a perfect solution for new construction. Providing a consistent ball bounce, reliable footing, and long-lasting beauty. Highlights 14% Force Reduction 5 Year Warranty Factory Blended Topcoats Tennis Balls in Schock Pad Laykold Masters 8 With an expected 20+ year lifespan, the LM8 is a perfect solution for new construction or concealing existing cracks in...

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Yellow, Fuzzy and Flat: Where Do Recycled Tennis Balls Go?

Pop open a can of tennis balls before a match. Open a new can for the next match, and the next. About 125 million tennis balls are sold in the United States each year, and eventually all are dead and unplayable. Some find new life on the bottom of walkers or in the mouths of energetic dogs, but a vast majority end up in landfills. The tennis ball’s traditional trajectory, however, might be changing. The new hardcourts at CourtSense at Tenafly Racquet Club in New Jersey feature an underneath layer of cushioning made from thousands of recycled tennis balls. “It is highly complex, and it took six years from conception to the completion of these courts,” said Franz Fasold, owner of Ace Surfaces ...

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How to Recycle Tennis Balls

Tennis players have the option to collect old tennis balls for mail-in recycling programs or take advantage of a bevy of reuse options. Looking to green your tennis game? While you may not be able to put tennis balls in your recycling cart, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are several ways to recycle and reuse them. What are tennis balls made of? Tennis balls are essentially rubber balls covered in felt. The rubber ball is injected with pressurized air to ensure it will bounce correctly. Once the ball has been completely sealed, it is covered in a layer of wool or nylon felt, which helps the ball last longer. Tennis balls were traditional white, but in 1972 the International Tennis Federation...

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Andrew Chmura – President of Grand Slam Tennis Tours shares his success story.

I recommend sharing when you can, with friends and family, with colleagues and employees, and with customers and clients. I learned from an old manager that a spirit of generosity can be a very inspiring thing. Andrew Chmura is the president of Grand Slam Tennis Tours, a boutique tourism company in Stowe, VT specializing in travel to major tennis events around the world, including the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Andrew grew up in Pittsfield, MA where he was a nationally-ranked junior player. He later went on to play tennis at Notre Dame and on the professional circuit before settling in Vermont where he now lives with his family. In 2016 Andrew and GSTT partnered with Topnotch Management,...

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