JANUARY 2009

RecycleBank’s recycling reward program expands

RecycleBank recycling rewards program is planning to strategically expand operations. RecycleBank’s geographic growth into Southern, Mid-Western and Western states brings the company closer to fulfilling its mission of dramatically increasing household recycling rates across the United States.

RecycleBank announced the following launches: Montgomery, Ohio, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Eden Prairie and Maple Grove, Minnesota, Carrollton and Plano, Texas, North Miami, Florida, Wichita, Kansas, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Knoxville, Tennessee. In each case, RecycleBank has partnered with waste haulers, material recovery facilities (MRF’s) and municipalities to bring rewards for recycling to local residents.

RecycleBank rewards people for recycling. With RecycleBank, members earn points for every pound recycled, similar to frequent flier miles programs. All recycling carts carry an ID tag read by recycling trucks during curbside pickup. RecycleBank weighs the contents and converts recyclables into Points that get delivered into personal RecycleBank.com accounts. Members use their Points to shop online or via toll free number. Rewards range from groceries and health care products, to movies, spa and travel.

Municipalities look to RecycleBank to dramatically increase recycling rates while lowering landfill fees and creating greener, cleaner communities. RecycleBank also has partnerships with a number of local and national haulers including Allied Waste Services, Waste Connections, Republic Services, Novak Sanitary Service (a Waste Connections company), Rumpke Recycling, AAA Recycling, and Leck and Sons.

RecycleBank has increased recycling rates by 100% in the municipalities that use its services. In addition to a significant increase in recycling, these communities also see a corresponding reduction in landfill disposal fees, a disposable income boost for households that recycle, and a renewed focus on sustainable action to protect our environment.