Gallery: RecycleBank Pays Los Angeles Residents Cash for Their Trash


Starting April 5th, 15,000 single-family homes in Los Angeles will be able to earn cash for their trash through the city’s new RecycleBank program. Participating households simply sign up to have their recycling bins outfitted with special ID tags. These bins will then be weighed each time they are collected, and the weight of the recycled goods translates into points which can then be redeemed at a variety of local retailers. There are currently over 1,000 stores that have partnered with RecycleBank, so it sounds like a pretty great deal.

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  1. john kyobe June 28, 2010 at 3:19 am

    we wuold like to join and establish such proggrammes in africa what can we do?

  2. seireeni March 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I live in LA and had a very hard time tracking down this program. It is offered only in certain areas of the Valley. Here’s the link:

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