The program rewards residents for recycling by offering points that can be redeemed at local retailers.
The program showed immediate results, officials said.
During the first month, the city reported that it increased its recycling by 127 percent over the previous year.
Paul Farren participates in the program and said it’s a wonderful idea.
“Recycling is extremely important,” Farren said. “It is one of the first things that we need to do for energy conservation. And it has substantially increased the recycling of private homes, so what’s not to like?”
Bober hopes to expand the program.
“The next thing on my hit list is to expand the program to commercial dwellings and multi-family units,” Bober said. “They can make a huge impact. … There’s a cost to recycling, but there’s an even bigger cost by not being environmentally conscious.”
For more information on the program, call 888-727-2978 or visit http://www.recyclebank.com.
Source: The Sun Sentinel
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