Recycling innovator RecycleBank is expanding its reach from its East Coast base into cities that include: Montgomery, OH, Sioux Falls, SD, Eden Prairie, MN, Plano, TX, North Miami, FL, Albuquerque, NM and Knoxville, TN. In each case, RecycleBank has partnered with waste haulers, material recovery facilities and municipalities to bring rewards for recycling to local residents.
RecycleBank creates enthusiam for recycling by offering people rewards for doing the right thing. Members earn points for every pound recycled, similar to frequent flier miles programs. All recycling carts carry an ID tag read by recycling trucks during curbside pickup. RecycleBank weighs the contents and converts recyclables into Points that get delivered into personal RecycleBank.com accounts. Members use their Points to shop online or via toll free number. Rewards range from groceries and health care products, to movies, spa and travel.
The company says its program has increased recycling rates by 100% in the municipalities that it services. In addition to a significant increase in recycling, communities also see a corresponding reduction in landfill disposal fees, a disposable income boost for households that recycle, and a renewed focus on sustainable action to protect our environment.