Mayor Kasim Reed Launches Recycling Incentives Program August 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2015

News Release

Mayor Kasim Reed Launches Recycling Incentives Program

New program allows City of Atlanta residents to earn up to $300 in rewards annually

ATLANTA –  Mayor Kasim Reed today launched a new partnership with Recycling Perks, an incentivized recycling program, which allows residents to earn rewards for using their City of Atlanta recycling bins.

“Sarah-Elizabeth and I signed up for Recycling Perks today,” said Mayor Reed. “I invite all Atlanta residents to join me in making recycling a part of our daily lives. We have a sacred responsibility to our children and future generations to keep our city clean, green and beautiful.”

Residents can sign up at recyclingperks.com and start earning points on September 8th. These points can be redeemed at restaurants and shops throughout the city, saving residents up to $300 per year.

“The more you recycle, the more you earn,” said Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza. “The Department of Public Works is proud to partner with Recycling Perks as we continue to provide excellent recycling service to the residents of the City of Atlanta.”

Detailed information about the City’s recycling program can be found at www.atlantaga.gov/recycling. Curbside pickup schedules are available at atl311.com.

“This program is an excellent new tool that will help us reach Reed’s sustainability goals for the City of Atlanta,” said Stephanie Benfield, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

Mayor Reed launched Cartlanta, the City’s curbside recycling service, in his firm term, and has recently signed on to several other initiatives to transform Atlanta into a more sustainable city, including the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, an effort to reduce water and energy consumption in commercial buildings by 20 percent by 2020. The City has also worked to reduce energy use in municipal facilities and has engaged more than 300 community stakeholders through the Power to Change campaign.

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