Thursday, June 12

RecycleBank..Ever Heard of It???

After a few months of consideration our township has just decided to participate in a new Recycling program called RecycleBank. They just dropped of this new snazzy large wheeled cart the other day (see pic at right...)...it is so large I think me and the kiddies could fit inside...LOL LOL We are current recyclers now....we fill up our recycling bucket each and every week...yes, it is about 1/3 of the size of the new bucket...so we shall see if we can even fill up the new one half way......

There seems to be some great perks about this new RecycleBank program to encourage more recycling in our town. Here are a few of the highlights.....

-Convenience.....We will simply throw all of our recyclables into the Recycling Cart...there is NO need to sort recyclables anymore......just toss everything in the cart.

-Recycle More.....We can recycle more items than previously...We can now recycle aluminium cans, steel cans, tin cans, Plastic Containers #1, 2, Detergent Containers, Plastic Milk Containers, Glass bottles and jars, Cereal boxes, newspapers, telephone books, mixed paper, cardboard, and junk mail.

-Get Rewards....We can now earn rewards for recycling.....Each week the amount we recycle is calculated by an automated system on the Recycling truck and is then converted to recycle Bank points. These points can be converted to order rewards at participating partners including CVS, ShopRite, Kraft Products, Dick's Sporting Goods, and many more!!

It seems like an even better incentive to recycle even more than we currently do!! Recycling is a great way to save the environment and now for doing so we will be rewarded for our efforts!!! I am excited about the new program...and cannot wait for it to start in a few weeks.

Does you town use RecycleBank?? Maybe a program similar to it? Are there any cons about it? Please share I would love to know!!!

3 comments:

Angie said...

We don't have the same company here, but the same concept. Huge rolling container, dump EVERYTHING in. We LOVE it. Wylie switched about 3 or 4 years ago. At first I thought the container was so big, but now it's always almost over-flowing and we usually only have 1 or 2 bags of actual trash. It's so easy to roll out. I always hated pulling the little bin to the curb, I always got icky even though I always washed it all.

I just wish they would pick up recycling more and trash less. I have more recycling than trash, haha!!

scjennandfamily said...

We are getting it in our town and I'm SOOOO excited! They start collected on June 30th and I haven't gotten my can yet, but as soon as I do, I'm taking a picture! I'm thrilled!

Miss Mommy said...

Well, we have had it for a few days now and it is already half full already...I can already see just how I too will probably be having more recyclables than trash!!