Recycling just became easier for residence in the Metro Detroit area. The city now offers a curbside program that allows a person to offer up unsorted recyclables in exchange for gift cards. RecycleBank and the city of Detroit have teamed up to offer and incentive based recycling program that cuts down on traffic to the landfills and the amount of waste that is not being properly disposed.
The program is simple and hopes to stimulate recycling practices in almost 70% of the current households in the programs area and have high hopes of including apartments and businesses by the end of the year.
Officials haven’t calculated an estimated savings in landfill fees using the single-stream recycling program, which allows participants to dump all recyclables into one bin to put at the curb.
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