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City of O’Fallon Brings Single-Stream Recycling Program, Rewards to Residents

Waste Management and Recyclebank Introduce Rewards-for-Recycling Program in O’Fallon, the First in the Metro East

 
PRLog - Feb. 5, 2013 - ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS, Mo.  — Americans recycle only one-and-a-half pounds of the more than four pounds of waste they generate daily. In an effort to help slow this trend in our area and significantly increase recycling rates, Waste Management (http://www.wm.com/index.jsp) (NYSE:WM) is working with the City O’Fallon, Ill., to offer residents single-stream recycling. To encourage higher levels of recycling and to offset cost, Waste Management has partnered with Recyclebank on a rewards-for-recycling program.  

“O’Fallon has always been a progressive city and we believe that adding recycling to the standard service package is the right thing to do for our community and provides the services that our residents desire, at a reasonable cost,” said Mayor Gary L. Graham.      

“Waste Management is committed to making recycling simpler, more accessible and more appealing for local residents,” said Dan Hannah, public municipal representative for Waste Management of St. Louis. “Our partnership with Recyclebank is just one more way we are contributing to a greener, more sustainable world by increasing recycling and reusing materials.”

Residents have received new 96-gallon recycling carts from Waste Management. This will make it easier for residents to recycle more items at one time. A full list of recyclable materials, including glass, plastic, paper, cardboard and cans, is available at www.wm.com.

Recyclebank is similar to a frequent flyer program; however, members earn points for living a more sustainable lifestyle. Members can use these points to “shop” at Recyclebank.com for rewards and discounts from local retailers, such as Best Buy and Home Depot. Residents who do not wish to collect rewards for their household can donate points to local schools.

“At Recyclebank, we believe that individual actions toward sustainability can collectively make a huge impact on our environment,” said Lucie Poulicakos, vice president at Recyclebank. “We are excited to work with Waste Management and launch Recyclebank in O’Fallon, and we look forward to rewarding residents for their everyday green actions.”

For helpful reminders and simple recycling tips, visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreenfromhome.com.  Be sure to follow Waste Management on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/wastemanagement) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/WasteManagement) for additional recycling information.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also one of the largest residential recycler and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com.

ABOUT RECYCLEBANK
Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank is empowering individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and taking other environmentally-preferred actions. A Certified B Corporation, Recyclebank has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.Recyclebank.com.

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