We’re proud to announce that we’ve joined forces with RecycleBank to help promote recycling in Philadelphia! What’s RecycleBank? It’s basically a rewards program for recycling. All you have to do is sign up for free, and they’ll send you a high-tech sticker to put on your recycling bin. That way every time you put you recycling on the curb, the truck records your good deed and you receive rewards points that you can spend at local businesses. RecycleBank basically pays you to do what you do anyway!
Recycling saves the city of Philadelphia millions of dollars in avoided landfill costs each year. It’s just the right thing to do.
According to RecycleBank, Philadelphia Recycling Rewards will be rolled-out at six-month intervals based on sanitation service areas. The roll-out schedule is as follows:
- February 2010: North Philadelphia
- March 2010: Lower Northeast, Frankford and Logan Sections
- April 2010: West and Southwest Philadelphia
- May 2010: Center City and South Philadelphia
- June 2010: Northeast Philadelphia
- July 2010: Northwest Philadelphia
But here’s the important part: if you cash in 50 RecycleBank points, you can get $5 off your purchase of $30 or more at Whipped Bakeshop. And if you really go for the gusto and spend 200 points, you get a whopping $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. Now THAT is a sweet reward for recycling.
Sign up at RecycleBank to start earning goodies.