Phoenix has begun using the RecycleBank program in 33,000 households in the southwest section of the city. Another 67,000 households will by using the program by the end of March 2010.
“Mayor Gordon’s 17-point “Green Phoenix” plan sets the stage to make us the first carbon-neutral city in the nation, as well as the greenest city,” said Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski. “RecycleBank will help us to both increase our recycling and lower our waste output.”
Through the RecycleBank program, households earn points based on how much they recycle. The points are redeemable as discounts at stores and restaurants.