Oak Ridge recycle program continues, reward program eliminated

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- At the regular meeting of April 8, 2013, the Oak Ridge City Council voted to eliminate the RecycleBank Reward program from the City’s solid waste and recycling contract with Waste Connections of Tennessee. Reward points will no longer be awarded to each participating resident effective April 15, 2013.

The City’s single stream recycling program will remain unchanged. The types of materials accepted will not change and the 65-gallon brown carts will remain in service for recycling as always.

RecycleBank has committed that any previously accumulated reward points will remain available for redemption indefinitely as long as the individual accounts are accessed online at least once every 12 months.

No new points will be added to an account beyond April 30, 2013. Any account not being accessed in a 12 month period will be deactivated.

Residents have enthusiastically participated in the curbside recycling program recycling more than 30% of their household waste saving valuable landfill space. All residents are encouraged to continue their participation in this important program.

Questions or comments can be directed to the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department at (865) 425-1875.

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