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City of Houston expands RecycleBank program

Written by Houston Business Journal
Published: March 8, 2010

The City of Houston is making its biggest expansion to date for its rewards-for-recycling program, RecycleBank.

As part of the newest expansion, 54,000 Houston households will receive new 96-gallon recycling carts.

RecycleBank is a program operating in cities nationwide that rewards households with points based on the amount they recycle. The points are redeemable at places such as retailers, restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies.

Last year, the city introduced the first phase of the single-stream recycling program to about 22,000 households. In four months, participating households more than doubled the amount they recycled, sending 3.3 million fewer pounds of waste to the landfill, according to the city. The first phase of Houston’s RecycleBank program was sponsored in part by Alcoa and Texas Instruments and through a grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

By April, the city plans to have more than 76,000 households involved in the program.

RecycleBank members can redeem points for savings at local places including Niko Niko’s Greek Restaurant, Ruggles Green Restaurant, Smoothie King and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, or at more national chains such as CVS/pharmacy, McDonald’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

There is also an option to convert points into cash donations to local school environmental programs through the RecycleBank Green Schools Program, or to national charitable organization


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