The city of Glenwood, Iowa is incentivizing its residents to recycle by targeting their bank accounts.

February 23, 2024

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The city of Glenwood, Iowa is incentivizing its residents to recycle by targeting their bank accounts.

A newly added redemption center for recycling will pay residents for their glass, plastics, and cans.

"The goal is to provide a service because of the Glenwood Resource Center Can Redemption Center closing," Jennie Davis, the Executive Director of the Mills County Chamber of Commerce, said. "This is nice because it's open 24/7."

Des Moines company Droppett is responsible for the center and residents can create a Droppett account where they can sign up for stickers and bags for recycling.

After residents scan their Droppett bag full of recycling, money is sent to their Droppett account. Once they have at least $15 in their account, they can transfer it to their checking accounts.

"Glenwood has tried in multiple ways to have recycling centers," Davis said." Some have gone well, and some have gone not so well."

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