Recyclebank rewards people with discounts and deals for taking every day green actions.
It’s similar to a frequent flyer program, only members earn Recyclebank Points each time they recycle. Points can be used to redeem discounts and deals from hundreds of locally-based businesses and national brands.
Rewards partners include local businesses, such as Xogurt, Sassy Couture, 1800 Burritos & Tacos, The Brooklyn Deli, Vitamin World, Adams Barbershop, Pinker’s Place, Juice Box, The Bandstand Coffee, Tea & Niall’ami, as well as national partners like Ziploc®, Coca-Cola®, Unilever®, and many others. Over the course of a year, an average member can earn hundreds of points that can be redeemed for special rewards, translating into real value — more than $165 annually.
“Recyclebank is a great program for Lancaster residents to get coupons and discounts for doing the same thing they have been doing for years — recycling,” said Sandra Pursley, Waste Management representative. “Waste Management already makes recycling easy through our curbside recycling program. And now, recycling is even more rewarding for Lancaster families because the more they recycle, the more reward points they can earn.”
Last week, Lancaster residents received an introduction letter, which outlined the benefits of the program, as well as signup instructions.
To participate in the Recyclebank program and begin earning points for recycling at home, residents must first register for a free account at recyclebank.com/WM and verify their home address.
Once a Recyclebank member, residents earn points each time they recycle. Each time a neighborhood’s recycling is collected, the weight of the collected material is converted to Recyclebank Points. Those who are Recyclebank members will automatically receive their share of the points for their recycling efforts. Residents can also earn bonus points each week when they report their recycling efforts on the Recyclebank website or on the Recyclebank iPhone and Android mobile apps.
“At Recyclebank, we believe that individual actions toward sustainability can collectively make a huge impact on our environment,” said Lucie Poulicakos, vice president at Recyclebank. “We are excited to be launching the Recyclebank program in Lancaster and look forward to rewarding residents for their everyday green actions.”
For more information, visit http://www.Recyclebank.com/WM.
Lancaster businesses who want to be a part of rewarding their neighbors for their recycling efforts can sign up to offer discounts to City of Lancaster residents by contacting Lynn O’Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-659-9984.
The following is a list reminding residents of the acceptable materials for curbside recycling:
- Aluminum – Beverage cans (empty)
- Plastic, Shrink Wrap & Plastic Bags -Bottles and containers labeled #1 – #7. Look for the recycle symbol on the bottom of the container (empty- labels ok)
- Glass – All food and beverage containers that are brown, green and clear (empty- labels & lids ok)
- Metal Containers – All metal, food and beverage containers and scrap metal (empty- labels ok)
- Newspaper & Junk Mail – And everything else that comes in it.
- Paper – Color, white and office paper.
- Cardboard – Paper bags, cereal and food boxes, egg cartons, shoe boxes.
- Other – Tin, junk mail, magazines and telephone books.
(Information via press release from Waste Management of Antelope Valley.)