Waste Management, RecycleBank Expand Rewards Program in Florida

Companies bring rewards program to Osceola County and the City of Tamarac.

September 17, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
Municipal / IC&I

Waste Management Inc. and Recyclebank have launched Recyclebank's rewards-for-recycling program in the Florida communities of Osceola County and the City of Tamarac. The program’s expansion continues the two companies’ plan to boost recycling rates in Florida. The state established a statewide recycling goal of 75 percent to be achieved by the year 2020 with the Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Security Act of 2008 (House Bill 7135).

Along with the launch of Recyclebank’s program, Waste Management and Osceola County have started the community's single-stream curbside recycling program. In Tamarac, the city is augmenting its curbside recycling program with Recyclebank.

The launch of this program comes in two phases: all single-family home residents are now eligible to participate in the program and later this fall, multifamily units will be able to take part. With the launch, Tamarac becomes the first city in the nation to have both single-family home and multifamily unit recycling incentives from Recyclebank.