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 Nutter.

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.