Schedule your drive so it doesn't conflict with other drives in the area
We will outline exactly what you can return and what they're worth
We will give you a nifty door hanger to let people know you are coming
Gather the troops
Form an organizing group and assign everyone a responsibility
Plan your routes
Concentrate on residential areas and check with managers and superintendents of apartment buildings to see if you can get in with flyers and to pick up containers
Get the word out on the street
Signs, signs, everywhere a sign
Print simple flyers with the name of your team, the date, the time of collection, and a list of what you need. It's good to have a specific reason for the drive - a set of jerseys, a field trip, some new equipment - so people understand what they are taking part in.
Go Door to Door
Deliver a door hanger (supplied by us) to EVERY home in your collection area, about a week or so before the drive
Don't forget PSAs (Public Service Announcements)
Write a short description with a date, time, area, and reason for the drive, and send it to the newspaper and radio public service departments. It's free!