FORT WORTH, Texas -- Fort Worth prides itself on becoming a greener and more sustainable community. Most recently, the city introduced the Recyclebank program in hopes of increasing residential recycling.
By the end of May, nearly 25,000 residents had signed-up for the program, but there’s a lot of growth needed to make this program truly impactful.
“The proposition of bringing Recyclebank to Fort Worth was that we could divert more recycling materials out of the waste that’s going to the landfill and into the recycling stream, thereby increasing recycling rates in our community,” said Kim Mote, assistant director of Code Compliance/Solid Waste Services.
“The Recyclebank program has the ability of helping us as a community dramatically increase our recycling and reward those who recycle more,” Mote said. “We hear from a lot of Fort Worth residents who are committed to being a part of a greener community. We’d like for all residents to play a role, even if they start by taking small actions such as recycling all types of paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles.”
Here are three simple reasons to give Recyclebank a try:
- Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable community by rewarding people for taking everyday, green actions. The more Fort Worth neighborhoods that recycle, the more points Recyclebank participants can earn to be redeemed for discounts and rewards at local and national businesses.
- The city saves money on landfill disposal costs and receives revenue from the sale of recycling materials. When citizens recycle more, the city receives revenue that is used to keep residential sanitation rates down.
- When local businesses sign up to offer rewards to consumers, they brand themselves as socially responsible, caring for the community and thus can gain more business. The more households that recycle, the more points Recyclebank participants have to spend at rewards partners.
Residents who sign-up online can receive 300 points just for joining.
SOURCE: City of Fort Worth