JULY 2010

Sacramento brings in RecycleBank

Through a pilot program offered by a public/private partnership with RecycleBank, residents of Sacramento’s South Meadowview neighborhood will receive valuable rewards such as savings on groceries, pharmacy costs, sporting goods and school supplies for their recycling efforts. City officials expect to see an increase in clean recyclables, a marked decrease in contamination, and meaningful savings on items such as groceries and household items for their residents. Sacramento is the second city in California to collaborate with RecycleBank, following Los Angeles, which began its program in April. RecycleBank is funded by a grant from the CalRecycles – State of California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery.