Philadelphia to use Recyclebank Rewards Program
Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter along with the Philadelphia
Recycling office announced that Philadelphia is launching
the RecycleBank rewards service. RecycleBank will reward
households in Philadelphia for the amount they recycle
and the waste diverted from the landfill. All participating
Philadelphia residents will be able to put all recyclables
into one container – any container.
In addition to rewards for recycling, residents in Philadelphia
will be the first in the nation to be rewarded for waste
reduction. This bold move is in line with Mayor Nutter’s
green initiatives and goals for becoming the greenest
city in the nation.
“Single stream recycling has proven so effective in increasing
the amount of recyclables collected, and we will build
upon that momentum as we add RecycleBank,” said Mayor
Beginning in February 2010, Philadelphia households will
receive their individual RecycleBank accounts where they
track their recycling activity, check their RecycleBank
Points balance and redeem their Points.
Members redeem their RecycleBank Points online or via
phone, where they can also learn about their personal
environmental footprint through recycling, read about
easy ways to be greener, and learn what happens to recyclables
once picked up curbside.