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.