The RecycleBalls QUICKLABEL Program

Thank you for helping improve tennis and our planet…YOU ROCK!

This newly changed program is for individuals with over 100 tennis balls.  The program features instant UPS shipping labels and an immediate tax receipt. We ask for a donation and you will need to supply your own boxes.

Are you affiliated with a tennis organization? Please use our QUICKSHIP program here.

Currently, our non -profit is self-funded.  In order to make this effort sustainable, we kindly ask your help with a tax-deductible donation of $15 per box/label by clicking the green button at the right.

We’ve made it EASY!

1) GET  LABELS:  Just tell us how many boxes you will ship and we will email you shipping labels – almost instantly!  Boxes can be almost any size that can be handled by one person.

2) SHIP: Drop off your labeled box(es) anywhere UPS picks up or delivers. UPS will take these when they deliver or pickup.

3) RECEIVE TAX DEDUCTIONS and FEEL AMAZING!:  We will email you a receipt as soon as we receive your shipment.

 

Our mission is to make tennis ball recycling accessible to anyone and we may waive the suggested $15 per box/label donation if you are financially unable to donate and need assistance  Please complete this application.

Enter number of labels/boxes needed


GENERAL QUESTIONS


Why recycle with us?
We are a youth-driven 501 (c) 3 nonprofit with a mission to recycle all tennis balls in the USA. As a nonprofit, you will receive a tax deduction and the peace of mind that every one of your tennis balls will be kept out of U.S. landfills and turned into green solutions or products.

 

How quickly will I get a receipt?
RecycleBalls will provide an automatic email receipt as soon as we receive any shipment from you. This receipt will note the date and the number of tennis balls donated. It’s up to you to fill in the value. You will get a receipt every time we receive a shipment from you.

 

Should all printed labels have the same weight and addresses?
Yes. We use special labels from UPS tracked to you via the barcode. All of these labels indicate 26Lbs and have the same addresses on purpose. Please apply ONE label per box that you are shipping and they will get to us.

 

How many balls fit in standard boxes?
The following will give you an idea how many tennis balls fit into different sized boxes. Please use the largest boxes possible.

 

 

Where can I pick up boxes?

TAX DEDUCTION QUESTIONS

 

Who assigns a value to the tennis balls for my tax deduction?
The IRS requires the donor (you) to assign values to non-cash charitable donations. The value is not the original purchase price but the estimated resale value in its current condition.


What are my used tennis balls worth as a tax deduction?
As an example, if you donate 10,000 tennis balls over the course of the year and you choose to value these at $.35 each, then this could be a $3,500 tax deduction. It is up to you to determine this value.

 

What forms will I need to file my tax return?
If the total deduction for noncash charitable contributions is $500 or less, you may claim the entire amount on Schedule A. If over $500; you will need to fill out the applicable sections of Form 8283 to support your Schedule A amount.

 

How does the QUICKSHIP program differ from your QUICKLABEL program?

 

QUICKSHIP QUICKLABEL
Type of program A formal tennis ball recycling program for facilities and communities. An easy to use tennis ball recycling solution for individuals.
Availability Continental USA Continental USA
Qualification 3 or more tennis courts 100 or more tennis balls
Application required YES NO
Automatic bin replacement YES NO
Free prepaid shipping YES YES
Tax deduction program YES YES
Newsletter YES YES