evaluating program participation and weighing program costs, the City of
Cincinnati and Recyclebank have decided to end the current rewards program for
Cincinnati residents effective April 30, 2013.
The City will unveil a new
incentive program in the coming months.
City officials say although
the Recyclebank program worked for some residents, overall Recyclebank participation
rates were disappointing. The program is being revamped in order to realize the
City's original intent of the program: to encourage and reward citizens who
recycle, which in turns saves money and taxpayer dollars on tipping fees by
diverting tonnage from the landfill. Current rewards can still be
redeemed through Recyclebank.
will continue to improve access, make recycling easy, and find new ways to
incentivize more residents to participate," said Larry Falkin, Director of
the City's Office of Environmental Quality.
In 2012, city residents and small businesses recycled 17,815 tons,
compared to 12,175 tons in 2008. That effort conserved enough energy to power
every home in Cincinnati for six days. On average, every household in
Cincinnati recycled more than 241 pounds last year, amounting to 17.20 percent
of all waste the city generated. Cincinnati's goal, established by City Council
in 2008 is to reach 25 percent in 2013, and 30 percent in 2015.
can recycle the following items:
Plastic bottles & jugs (NOTE: caps can now be left on the
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