Waste Management, Recyclebank Add Incentive Recycling in Florida

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 6, 2012

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Waste Management, Recyclebank Add Incentive Recycling in Florida

Waste Management Inc. and Recyclebank are launching Recyclebank’s  incentive-based recycling program in Florida’s Osceola County and the city of Tamarac.

Also, Houston-based Waste Management and Osceola County began the community’s first curbside, single-stream recycling program.

Meanwhile, Tamarac is adding to its curbside recycling program with the addition the New York-based Recyclebank plan, the companies said in a news release. First, all single-family homes will be able to participate in the program, and later this fall, multifamily units can take part. With the launchTamarac becomes the first city in the United States to offer the Recyclebank recycling incentive program to both single-family and multifamily dwellings.

The Houston-based Waste Management and its partner, New York-based Recyclebank, said in a news release the move furthers their efforts to boost recycling rates in Florida, which has a goal of 75 percent by 2020.

Recyclebank rewards residents for recycling with discounts and deals from local businesses and national brands. In October 2011 Waste Management and Recyclebank joined forces with the goal of bringing the Recyclebank program to more than 20 million Waste Management customers.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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