Program rewards recycling effortsWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Republic Services announced Aug. 25 that the public will be able to register for “My Republic Rewards,” the company’s program designed to reward citizens for recycling.
“The My Republic Rewards program rewards citizens on their recycling efforts,” General Manager of Republic Services David Vossmer said.
“We want to make sure that people continue to recycle so that the landfill spaces last a little longer and to just basically protect the world.”
After citizens sign up, the program will record how much recycling each group contributes. Republic Services will weigh the route’s total haul and distribute the weight evenly toward each home’s point total.
When certain point levels are reached, the citizens receive coupons. Among those contributing to the program include Imagination Station, The Toledo Zoo, Quiznos and The Andersons. Citizens will begin receiving fliers in the coming days with details on how to enlist in the program.
“We have built it up,” Vossmer said. “We took over the recycling and then we have started to take over the trash [in Toledo]. We are just building up to the point where the citizens can begin signing up for the My Republic Rewards program.”
Republic Services began to handle the trash and recycling pick up in mid-July after Toledo Mayor Mike Bell transferred the services from the city. Republic operates 348 collection companies in 40 states and Puerto Rico.
“I think it is going to be good,” Vossmer said. “So far we have not had any issues as far as getting the trash and recycling picked up. With the My Republic Rewards program, we are just hoping that it just gets people more involved in recycling and that it just gets the ball rolling.”