McDonough, GA -
Becky and Justin Phillips are take out their trash and earning rewards for recycling it through a program called Recycle Bank that the city of McDonough recently partnered with. "You take all your recyclables, put them in the bin and after they're picked up you earn your points a few days later," Becky said.
Recycle Bankis a program several area municipalities have joined, and Mayor Billy Copeland says it's led to a greener McDonough. "My recyclables have gone from three and a half pounds every other week to 14 as of yesterday," he said.
And as an added bonus residents earn points based on the weight of the recyclables they leave at the curb. The points are redeemable on recyclebank.com for a variety of goods and services.
To start a recycle bank chapter in your community contact your local sanitation department.