CLYNK for Schools

Head on over to our blog to see the 2018 winners.

The CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge Leaderboards are Live!

The leaderboards are live! Check the standings to see where your school ranks on our CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge Leaderboards.

8th Annual CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge 2019 Launches January 14th!

CLYNK! Did you hear that? It’s the sound of change for K-12 schools

We encourage our schools to raise funds and recycling awareness by CLYNKing redeemable bottles and cans year-round at participating Hannaford Supermarkets. And during our annual Recycling Challenge, January 14 – March 22, 2019, schools will get even more change—or better yet, funds in the form of a check. For every $1 raised in the Challenge period, schools will get an added 50 cent match, plus the opportunity to compete for other cash prizes! Last year’s winners raised an average of $1,500 for their school. Public and private K-12 schools in Maine or New York are eligible.

Families, you can also give some change by signing up for CLYNK and donating to your school through your personal online CLYNK account. Your influence will impact schools and the community through positive recycling momentum.

Green Schools CLYNK All Year!

So, where do you start? Check with your school Principal to be sure that they’re onboard—no deduction points for nudging.

School Assigned CLYNK Coordinators:

  1. Call and place an order for bags, tags, and promotional pouches at 1.866.228.8454. We will mail them to your school.
  2. Place school identifier sticker tags on all bags
  3. Fold bags and place in pouches
  4. Handout pouches to students, families, and teachers to fill at their homes
  5. Drop filled bags at any of our Hannaford Supermarket drop locations

When it’s time to get more bags, tags or pouches, or if you have questions, school CLYNK account coordinators can call or email us.

Be sure that your school, Green Team and/or PTO connects with us on social media @thinkCLYNK to stay up to date on everything surrounding CLYNK for Schools. Tag us in all of your posts and use the hashtag #CLYNKforSchools to show us how your school creates change. We’ll share the best stuff, so get creative with it.

We’re cheering you on from the sidelines!

2019 Recycling Challenge Official Contest Rules


Is your class interested in visiting a redemption facility? Then our doors are open. We take tour appointments Saturday through Wednesday 8am-11am. To schedule a group tour, please send us an email.

Green Team

CLYNK has all the information and resources your school needs to go green. Welcome to the team! Check out our free, downloadable Green Team Guide for Students. Head to our Shop for more items to help promote your team effort.

CLYNK for Schools Green Team Guide for Students