Mayor Bill Finch is proud to announce that the City of Bridgeport is switching to single stream recycling, and expanding its partnership with Recyclebank, the national company that rewards residents for recycling through strategic partnerships, both local and national. City residents began receiving the new, blue recycling Toters in mid-August and deliveries are nearly complete throughout the City.
Residents were able to begin using the Toters for all their recyclables, including plastics #1-7, drink cartons, cardboard, glass, cans and foil containers, and all newspapers, junk mail and recycled paper.
Residents can sign up for Recyclebank rewards either by phone or online, and be eligible to receive points to use toward discounts and deals from hundreds of businesses, including many local firms that have signed on to the program.
“The more our residents recycle, the more money the City saves in tipping fees at the trash plant,” said Mayor Finch. “Single stream recycling is convenient for our residents — no more sorting, it all goes into the blue bin. And, by expanding our partnership with Recyclebank to include all city residents, it will make it even more attractive for everyone to recycle; the more residents recycle, the more points they will earn toward discounts they can use at local and national businesses.”
About Recyclebank: Recyclebank is the company that rewards residents for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from hundreds of businesses. In addition to savings from national partners like Ziploc and Bed Bath & Beyond, Bridgeport residents can use their rewards at local businesses such as Take Time Café, Big Y Markets, Luigi’s Italian Pastry and Subway, to name a few. While earning everyday savings, Bridgeport residents will have the opportunity to protect the environment, invigorate the local economy and keep their community clean by recycling.