As part of service through Waste Management, all residents are entitled to participate in the Recyclebank program. This service rewards residents for recycling by awarding points to each participating household. These points can be redeemed for coupons and special deals available through Recyclebank’s national and local business partners such as McDonald’s or Target. A list of frequently asked questions is below:
1. What is Recyclebank?
Recyclebank is a recycling promotion company that creates reward programs to encourage participation in local recycling services. It has been successfully introduced in communities across the country.
2. How does Recyclebank work?
Recyclebank assigns points to individual households based on the weight of all recyclable materials picked up on their collection route. This total weight is converted to points and each household receives an equal share of those points. The more that an individual route recycles, the higher the number of points each home receives. Each household then claims and chooses how to spend its individual points on the Recyclebank website (www.recyclebank.com) or by calling Recyclebank’s toll-free customer hotline: 1-888-727-2978 (Option 2).
3. How do I sign up?
Simply complete the registration process on the Recyclebank website (www.recyclebank.com) or by calling 1-888-727-2978. If you have received a mailer with a special code, please follow the instructions on the mailer to expedite your sign up.
4. Is there a cost?
Each household will be charged an additional $0.60 per month on their Waste Management bills to cover the costs of this program. However, Recyclebank reports that the average user can receive up to $175.00 in coupon and special deal savings each year by participating in the program.
5. Where can I learn more about Recyclebank and the Village’s recycling program?
Visit Recyclebank’s website (www.recyclebank.com) for more information on their program and the services they offer. You can also visit the Village’s website (www.gurnee.il.us) for information on our curbside recycling program and the items that can be recycled.