Incentive To Recycling Saves Landfill Space

<p>A recycling incentive program that awards households based on the amount of material they recycle has doubled the recycling rate in one city after just one week.</p>
December 4, 2007, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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"RecycleBank motivates households and communities to recycle by rewarding each household for the amount they've recycled. RecycleBank measures the amount of material recycled and then converts the amount into RecycleBank Points that can be used at hundreds of local and national RecycleBank Reward Partners."

"Cherry Hill was looking for an innovative way to combat the increasing cost of landfill fees while raising the city's curbside recycling rates. RecycleBank's program presented Cherry Hill the opportunity to dramatically increase recycling rates by offering its citizens rewards for recycling. After just one week of participation, there has been a 134 percent increase in recycling rates, with the amount of recyclables more than doubling from about 12 pounds per household to nearly 26 pounds."

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Published on Monday, December 3, 2007 in Environmental News Network
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