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Recycling your USB drive is very easy.  If you are in question on whether this service is still going, please check our Press Page and you’ll see recent posts with big “thanks” to our donors.

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
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  • +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 purchase flash drives and donate them to the cause, please contact RecycleUSB for more details.

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The New Way To Recycle

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

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Our Mission

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.

Sugar On a Stick

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Recycle Your Flash Drives For A Good Cause

Join the masses who are looking to do something productive with their old and unwanted USB flash drives.

Donate your USB flash drive and turn it into a Portable Learning center for youngsters between 5-12 years of age.

RecycleUSB has teamed with Sugar Labs, an award winning learning platform, to recycle USB drives into a standalone computer system which can run from any computer.

Don’t throw away those flash drives – donate them!  Take a minute to explore this site and you’ll quickly realize there is a new way to Recycle USB drives.

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Sugar Labs Announces Sugar on a Stick

Sugar Labs Announces Immediate Availability of Sugar on a Stick; Learning Platform Runs on Any PC or Netbook in the Classroom

BERLIN, June 24 /PRNewswire/ — LinuxTag — Sugar Labs(TM), nonprofit provider of the Sugar Learning Platform to over one-million children worldwide, announces the immediate availability of Sugar on a Stick v1 Strawberry. Available free for download at https://www.sugarlabs.org, Sugar on a Stick can be loaded onto an ordinary 1GB USB flash drive and used to reboot any PC or netbook directly into the award-winning Sugar environment. It runs on recent Macs with a helper CD and in Windows using virtualization. Sugar on a Stick is designed to work with a School Server that can provide content distribution, homework collection, backup services, Moodle integration, and filtered access to the Internet. Today’s Strawberry release is meant for classroom testing; feedback ( feedback@sugarlabs.org) will be incorporated into the next version, available towards the end of 2009.

“One year after its founding, Sugar Labs is delivering on its education promise for its second million learners,” commented Walter Bender, founder and executive director. “Sugar is preferred because it is a superior learning experience for young children: engaging while being affordable. Sugar on a Stick is a great way to try Sugar without touching your computer’s hard disk. It is also well-suited to slower, older PCs and low-powered netbooks. There is a version for the OLPC XO-1 and it will ship with the newer XO-1.5 laptops in the fall.”

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