ReCycle for Education got its start in 2007. The organization's founder, Dr. Kwesi Amoa, started out of the frustration of seeing hardworking students not able to afford college tuition. After conducting some research, he discovered the tremendous potential in the recycling industry. The organization initially started by providing a collection service to schools and residents. However, with the downturn in the economy, donations fell. In 2012, RCE opened it first redemption center to help promote recycling. The center was received with overwhelming enthusiasm.
RCE's objective are:
1) To educate the public about the benefits of recycling
2) To establish recycling programs in the Community
3) To provide $100,000 in scholarships to college and college bound students
4) To keep unwanted plastic and cans out of landfills
5) To provide residents an alternative method of redeeming deposits without the hassle of using reverse vending machines