Recycle USB is a non-profit website dedicated to turning used and donated flash drives into portable learning devices for children, schools and education institutions.
Those involved with Recycle USB include:
Software Freedom Conservancy
1995 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10023-5882
Contact Sugar Labs
Sugar labs is a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) organization; our EIN# is 41-2203632.
13 Orchard Road, Ste 102
Lake Forest, CA 92630
+1 949 481 6478
Contact Nexcopy Inc.
Nexcopy Incorporated dedicates this web space to provide a non profit portal for those looking to donate USB flash memory for the Sugar On A Stick program. Nexcopy also donates labor and equipment, at no charge, to load Sugar onto your recycled USB drive.
Recycling your USB drive is very easy. Simply complete the following three steps:
Step 1: Collect all eligible flash drives [Sugar requires 1GB or larger]
Step 2: Send the USB drives to RecycleUSB
USB sticks are durable devices, however, they do require some amount of packaging during transit. Please use some level of packaging for the shipment.
- Recycle USB
- 13 Orchard Road, Ste 102
- Lake Forest, CA 92630 USA
- +1 949 481 6478
Step 3: Include a note about your company along with the donated drives. In your note, give a description of what your business does and we’ll post about it with a link to your site. We get thousands of visitors each month, so spread the word, let the world know you’ve done something good.
If you would like to donate a large number of USB sticks [25+ units] please contact Recycle USB for tax deduction details.
If you would like to purchase flash drives and donate them to the cause, please contact RecycleUSB for more details.
NOTE: Your tax deductible donation will be processed by Software Freedom Conservancy. See our About page for more details.
Recycle USB is a website for people looking to recycle their USB flash drives for a better cause.
Send your USB to school.
Each donated drive is loaded with Sugar, making it Sugar on a Stick. Sugar is a standalone computer operating system which runs off a USB flash drive. Sugar is developed to provide children a free portable and interactive learning environment in a self contained thumb drive.
Sending your USB stick to a recycle center holds far less Good Will then sending your USB stick to a child wanting to learn.
Here is how the USB journey begins:
- Step 1: Collect all your old and unused USB sticks.
**Sugar requires a minimum 1GB stick**
- Step 2: Send your USB drive(s) to RecycleUSB.com
- Step 3: We receive the drives and perform a low-level format to clean the drive of any data.
- Step 4: We then data load “Sugar On A Stick” operating system onto your donated USB flash drive to make the portable learning computer
- Step 5: We send the finished product to Sugar Labs for deployment to any number of locations throughout the world.
Once Sugar Labs receives your donated drive, it is then deployed to any number of possible locations around the world. Your generous donation could go to a child in Peru, or South Africa or Thailand! Your flash drive will become a portable computer for a very lucky child.
This Good Will act of sending in your USB stick is far greater than recycling old components of a flash drive for a couple pennies in return
Recycle USB is a non-profit website dedicated on turning used flash drives into portable learning devices for children, schools and education institutions.
“Sugar On A Stick” is a portable learning platform loaded onto your recycled USB flash drive. Sugar is a standalone Linux based Operating System developed by Sugar Labs. Recycle USB is the data loading arm for Sugar Labs – our job is loading the drives with Sugar and sending them to Sugar Labs for global deployment.
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