This is for anyone – individuals or organizations with over 100 tennis balls. We provide instant UPS shipping labels and an immediate tax receipt. You will need to supply your own boxes. Are you looking for a comprehensive program for your organization? Please see our QUICKSHIP program here.
Due to the generosity of a few, RecycleBalls provides this service FREE of charge to promote recycling everywhere. We do count on tennis balls shipped back immediately to maintain this as a free service.
You will receive a tax deduction for any tennis balls donated that should give you a positive financial benefit.
While we cannot legally recommend a value for donated balls, some are claiming .40 per tennis ball donated. Using this as an example, if you donate say 200 tennis balls using one label, that’s a $95 tax deduction benefit (balls and label).
We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit with a mission to recycle and reuse all tennis balls. As a nonprofit, you will receive a tax deduction and the peace of mind that we are working to reuse tennis balls or keep tennis out of U.S. landfills.
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.
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.
The following will give you an idea how many tennis balls fit into different sized boxes. Please use the largest boxes possible.
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.
As an example, if you donate 1,000 tennis balls over the course of the year and you choose to value these at $.40 each, then this could be a $400 tax deduction. It is up to you to determine this value.
If the total deduction for non-cash 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.
|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||4 or more tennis courts||100 or more tennis balls|
|Tax deduction benefit||YES||YES|