Recycle, donate and provide job opportunities
You choose the donation target
Schedule pickup at your convenience
The service is free
You support creating low-threshold job opportunities
CharityBo collects empty bottles at your office.
We donate half of the bottle deposit money to a charity of your choice and the other half goes towards employing immigrants.
Benefits of CharityBo
Provide job opportunities
We generate employment opportunities to help immigrants integrate into Finnish working life.
Make a positive impact
Half of the bottle deposit proceeds are donated to a charity of your choice.
Free service
Half of the bottle deposit proceeds go to covering operational expenses
Convenient service
Save time by scheduling pickups at your convenience.
Environmental responsability
Every collected bottle is recycled to protect the environment.
Transparent payments
Access detailed transfer information and analytics via your personal account
How it works
Step 1
Registration
Start by signing up for the service - it only takes a few minutes. Then select what charity you want to support. Next, schedule pick-up time. You can choose between one-time and regular pickups (i.e. bi-weekly or monthly)
Step 3
Money transfer
We send you a breakdown of the bottles and cans recycled, and the deposit received.
We also send you a receipt of the donation made to your chosen charity. Operational expenses are covered with the other half of the deposit income.
Step 2
Picking up bottles
On the day of the pick up, ensure that all bottles and cans are collected into plastic bags or the CharityBo container provided to you. Our driver will collect and recycle the bottles.
Use the Directions/comments section for any additional instructions (i.e. call this number when approaching the destination)
CharityBo in numbers
201
clients connected
260 000
bottles collected
20 000 €
money transferred
29
charitable foundations
Number are updated in real-time.
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F.A.Q.
Yes, we collect your deposit bottles free of charge, at a time that suits you.
You can donate plastic bottles, glass bottles, and cans purchased in Finland that have a deposit.
If bottles accumulate slowly, you can request a free collection container (capacity 120 liters and plastic bags). Once the container is full, you can schedule a pickup time at https://app.charitybo.fi. Clear instructions are provided on the page
Our driver is an immigrant who has recently started their career in Finland. They may not yet speak Finnish very well.
We collect bottles on weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm. You can schedule a one-time pickup or arrange regular pickups, for example, once a week, month, or quarter..
Currently, we offer the service in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa.
Half of the proceeds go to the charity of the donor's choice, and the other half covers costs such as driver salaries, vehicle, and accounting. CharityBo does not seek to make a profit. The operation is currently running at a loss, but the goal is to increase the portion going to charity in the future.
Yes, we transfer half of the bottle deposit proceeds to your chosen charity. You specify the charity during registration and can change it if desired..
You can see the number of recycled bottles from your account, the transfer, and the payment date to your chosen charity.
The operation does not require a fundraising permit. This has been confirmed by the licensing department of the Kilo Police Station in Espoo. Upon request, we can provide a copy of the response
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