RecycleNOW Philadelphia (the plucky recycling advocacy campaign that has been credited with getting Mayor Nutter to place improving the city's recycling rate at the top of his to-do list) has rolled out its new initiative to train community recycling activists to get more Philadelphians participating in the Recycling Rewards Program. The Recycling Rewards Program offers incentives to Philadelphia residents for recycling; the more Philadelphians recycle, the more points they accumulate, and those points can be redeemed for coupons and gift certificates to area businesses.
Despite the huge improvement in recycling services offered by the city in the past few years, 80 percent of the city's residential waste still ends up in a landfill or incinerator. To keep chipping away at that 80 percent, RecycleNOW has teamed up with RecycleBank, the company behind the Recycling Rewards Program, to offer community activist training sessions throughout the city over the next couple of months. Attend a training session in your neighborhood:
South Philadelphia (POSTPONED due to weather - check RecycleNOW website for more info)
Thursday, January 27, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Columbus Square Park and Recreation Center at 12th and Wharton Streets
North Riverwards (Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond, Bridesburg)
Monday, January 31, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Brewing Company at 2439 Amber Street
Saturday, February 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Nicetown-Tioga Branch, 3720 N. Broad Street
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Northeast Regional Branch 2228 Cottman Avenue
Visit RecycleNOW's website to RSVP for one of these events.