JULY 2011

Recyclebank expands in GA

Recyclebank®, a company that incentivizes recycling, has expanded its partnership with Republic Services to bring Recyclebank’s rewards-for-recycling program to the city of East Point, Georgia. The city joins Atlanta, Alpharetta, McDonough and Peachtree City already rewarding residents for recycling.

Republic Services expects approximately 9,000 additional single-family households in Georgia to have access to new 65-gallon recycling carts and incentives from Recyclebank. With Recyclebank, participating residents earn points each time they recycle – similar to a frequent flyer program, only residents earn points for being green instead. They can use those points to “shop” at Recyclebank.com for rewards like discounts and deals from local and national businesses.

The East Point program marks the fifth city in the Atlanta metropolitan area to offer rewards for recycling since the successful launch of its pilot program in Atlanta proper in November 2009 and the subsequent expansion to Alpharetta, McDonough and Peachtree City.

The new East Point program aims to mirror the successes of neighboring communities such as McDonough, and brings with it biweekly collection and the switch to single-stream recycling, in which all recyclables go into one cart – no more sorting. Republic Services accepts plastics #1-7, glass bottles and jars, steel and aluminum cans, newspaper, cardboard boxes and other paper products. To earn rewards for recycling, residents must register for a free account with Recyclebank and verify their home address.