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Recyclebank and Republic Services Expand Rewards-for-Recycling to East Point

Written by Recyclebank
Published: June 20, 2011

NEW YORK—MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011—Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions, today announced it has expanded its partnership with Republic Services to bring Recyclebank’s rewards-for-recycling program to the city of East Point, Ga. The city joins Atlanta, Alpharetta, McDonough and Peachtree City already rewarding residents for taking green actions.

 

Recyclebank begins today and 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. Local businesses include Waffle House, Krispy Kreme, Dicks and Zoo Atlanta. National brands include The Coca-Cola Company®, Ziploc®, Unilever, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods and hundreds more.

 

“We are thrilled to be the next city in the Atlanta area to work with Recyclebank and Republic Services to offer residents this innovative recycling rewards program, especially having seen its success in neighboring communities to improve recycling rates in the past two years.” said City Manager Crandall Jones of the city of East Point. “I am confident East Point residents will be just as engaged in recycling and take full advantage of the opportunity to save on everyday products with rewards and discounts through Recyclebank points—all while helping to realize East Point’s recycling and waste diversion goals.” 

               

“This expansion affirms the region’s position as an environmental leader and sets the stage for increased recycling rates with the help of residents who are committed to improving their communities through everyday green actions,” said Fred Hannon, southeast vice president at Recyclebank. “We are glad to have the opportunity to expand our partnership with Republic Services in Georgia and provide more residents with the resources they need to have a real impact on the environment—all while earning savings from hundreds of local and national reward partners.”

 

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 #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 plastics, glass bottles and jars, steel and aluminum cans, newspaper, cardboard boxes and other paper products. To earn rewards for recycling, East Point residents must register for a free account with Recyclebank and verify their home address. They can do so online at www.Recyclebank.com.

 

REPUBLIC SERVICES, INC.

Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico.  The Company’s various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.  For more information, visit the Republic Services Web site at www.republicservices.com.

 

ABOUT RECYCLEBANK

Recyclebank® helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank is empowering individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and learning to live greener lives. Recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.Recyclebank.com. 

 

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Recyclebank At A Glance

Headquarters
New York

Offices
New York, Philadelphia and Houston

CEO
Javier Flaim

Founded
2004

Investors
The Coca-Cola Company, Craton Equity Partners, Generation Investment Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Paul Capital Investments, Physic Ventures, RRE Ventures LLC, Sigma Partners, Waste Management Inc., and Westly Group

Members
4 Million+

Communities
300+ in all 50 states

Reward Partners
4,000+

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