Friday, August 12, 2011

New Recycling Program for the City of the Village

Waste Connections Recycling Bank

Sherri Pidcock, 751-8661, Extension 255
-Program for Residential, but part of the program could be implemented at Casady School.
-Schools can benefit: Residents can donate their points to us or we can earn points ourselves.
-We earn points for what we recycle. We redeem points for products. Schools can receive donations from residents. We can also apply for green grants.
-They will get us carts. The cart has a scanner. It weights it and converts it into points. Glass can only be clear, green or brown. Everything can go together in the cart: Paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum, plastic. The location of carts needs to be carefully considered. $4.55 per month per cart. 90 or 95 gallon.
Look at recycle bank . See if it is what we want to pursuit. A rep will come from Waste Connections to train if we think it will be what we want. Sales Rep from Waste Connections: Brenda Merchant: 745-2942, 613-9996(cell)

-The current recycling program, for paper, provided $40 last year.
-We need to decide if we keep what we are doing, change to the Village, or consider

A great recycling resource: e-mail: SPA - PEP RecycleRally Website:  . I received the following e-mail as part of my follow-up for Salman’s interest in recycling.

The Dream Machine Recycle Rally is scheduled to continue past the end of the 2011 school year and straight into 2012. With this in mind, you are invited to apply and recycle to your heart's content. In fact, we have schools with summer programs and community support that plan to keep up their recycling well into the summer months and into the next school year.

This is a multi-year program and we are excited to have you in the program now and next school year as well, and we are working on program details for the 2011-2012 school year which should be announced in the near future. . At that point, all information will be on our website and we encourage you to check back there for updates or email us again at that time for more details. What we can suggest is that once you have full school administration authorization to apply for the Recycle Rally, that you apply so that we can begin the review process as soon as possible. This can at times be a lengthy process if you are not already service by our project partner, Waste Management. In addition, although all details are not publicly available, you might keep in mind that our next major contest has a requirement that a school apply by August 1st in order to participate.

The great thing about this program is that the purpose of this initiative is to increase recycling overall and with that in mind, all #1 PET and aluminum cans should scan for points. We have about 175,000 UPC codes of these types in our system. Products of different companies are included in the program. While participating in the program, if something of these material types does not earn points, sometimes that is due to new and promotional products with unique UPC codes or perhaps something we have not yet included in our system. We have a support team that can elaborate on this for participants as well as add UPCs into the system.

We look forward to your participation in the upcoming 2011/2012 school year, we’re expanding our rewards and contests platforms so that more schools have even more rewards opportunities and chances to win contest prizes as well as a modified method of processing the recyclables which promises to be more convenient for Recycle Rally participants.

Again, we thank you for your interest and look forward to working with Casady School in the future.

The Dream Machine Recycle Rally Team

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