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1 Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Katie Edwards Waste and Recycling Project Coordinator, Clean Air Council

2 What is Philadelphia Recycling Rewards An incentive based recycling program for residential collection in Philadelphia administered by RecycleBank. RecycleBank partners with cities and haulers to reward households for recycling. Households earn RecycleBank Points that can be used to shop at over 1,500 local and national businesses.

3 Who else has RecycleBank? Borough of Swedesboro, NJ Brooklawn, NJ Cherry Hill, NJ Cinnaminson, NJ Clayton Borough, NJ Delanco, NJ Elk Township, NJ Florence, NJ Galloway Township, NJ Glassboro, NJ Moorestown, NJ Mount Holly, NJ National Park, NJ Tabernacle, NJ Westville, NJ Woolwich, NJ Lower Gwynedd Twp, PA Springfield Township, PA Upper Dublin, PA Whitemarsh Twp, PA Wilmington, DE

4 How Recycling Rewards Works The City of Philadelphia saves millions of dollars a year by recycling residential waste instead of land filling it. The City is PAID $51/ton for recyclables and pays $63/ton for trash. Recycling Rewards shares some of the savings with residents.

5 Getting Started Must receive City collection Call or visit Answer registration questions and a welcome packet will be sent to residence in 3-4 weeks. Addresses must be checked against BRT.

6 Getting Started Place sticker with RFID on recycling bin Place bin out each week City trucks are equipped with RFID scanners Points are distributed –Weekly for participation –Monthly for waste reduction

7 Points Each household should get approx 37 points/week based on how many people in their neighborhood participate in program. More participants = more recycling = more points! Each household should get approx 50 points/month if trash tonnage is reduced.

8 Other ways to get points Special Offers from RecycleBank partners Sign-up Bonus Electronics recycling –Up to 10,000 points for sending in cell phones, lap tops, mp3 players and other small electronics to RecycleBanks electronics recycling program.

9 Redeeming Points Visit and loginwww.recyclebank.com Click on Get Rewards Electronic rewards will be ed instantly, coupons will be mailed and should be received within 7 days RecycleBank Catalog is available for those who dont have internet access. Points can be redeemed by calling the hotline and will be mailed to the residence.

10 How valuable are rewards? Average household accumulates about 200 points/month Rewards vary 10,000 = $10 Best Buy Gift Card 400 = $20 Jose Pistolas Gift Card 115 = Many magazine subscriptions 200 = 1 month membership at Sweat Fitness 60 = $2 off produce $15 or more at ACME 100 = $10 off $50 at Greensgrow Farm

11 RecycleBank.com

12 Donating Points Philadelphias Rewards local donation partner is the Green Schools Program 1025 points = $10 donation National donation partners are –Oxfam –United Nations Foundations –Habitat for Humanity –International Medical Corps –Partners in Health –AmeriCares

13 FAQs What if my bin gets stolen? Does it matter how much I recycle? I signed up months/weeks ago and still havent received my welcome packet. How can I get my apartment building to do this? Can I donate my points to other non- profits?

14 Questions? Hotline: , ext 102


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