RecycleBank Pays You To Recycle! Save Money While Saving The Environment!
January 28, 2007
A company called RecycleBank will give you credit (RecycleBank Dollars) at participating vendor stores when you recycle paper, plastic, glass, tin, and aluminum.
Once you sign up with RecycleBank you place your recyclable items in a bar-coded recycling container that is read when the truck picks up the “trash”. Each item earns a certain number of RecycleBank Dollars that accumulate in your web-accessible account. You can use the RecycleBank Dollars to save money at participating stores, the ones below caught my eye:
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Dicks Sporting Goods
- Whole Foods
I called to sign up but discovered it’s only offered in the Northeast part of the country. Apparently landfills are a big problem in that area because there is just no space left to store the junk! The customer service lady said that the farther you go west, the more available space there is for landfills so the cost of disposal goes down and along with it the financial incentive for business and governemnt to participate.
She did let me know that I could keep track of RecycleBank developments with their newsletter.
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