Colorado Springs hasn’t typically been known for our proactive recycling efforts or homeowner participation in trash recycling. Recycling is not required in Colorado and the trash companies often charge additional fees to have a recycle bin picked up. This has discouraged homeowners and business owners from taking the extra effort and cost to recycle. But a Virginia-based company has recently expanded to Colorado Springs and Denver which will reward homeowners for their recycling efforts and help the local economy by directing business and marketing to small businesses.
Recycling Perks Colorado Springs has a simple system summarized by their tagline, You Recycle, We Reward. Perhaps it’s what our city needs to encourage recycling: a very real and felt benefit. Recycling Perks partners with Waste Connections of Colorado Springs and local businesses to provide bonuses and perks for simply recycling at your home.
How Do I Earn Perks for Recycling at Home?
Individuals can sign up for the Recycle Perks program on the website and start earning each time your recyclables are picked up by Waste Management of Colorado. On pick up day, your account is credited with perks and special discounts from local businesses (like Bingo Burger). It’s available in multiple cities throughout the nation, including Colorado Springs and Denver. However, it just launched in Colorado Springs in June 2018, so the company is actively working on building their list of advertisers / participating businesses to provide discounts.
How Do I Sign Up My Business For Recycling Perks?
Businesses that chose to participate merely offer a discount, coupon or perk of some kind to pass along to consumers who have signed up for the program. It’s free for the business and they get additional marketing and exposure on the company’s website and through other marketing tools. Whether you are a local restaurant, nail salon, or retail store you can get additional exposure and marketing for your small business. Contact Recycle Perks for full details.
Various businesses in Colorado Springs have committed in different ways to help the local recycling efforts, but often the consumers are the ones who have to suffer. It’s time we all pitch in and put forth the effort to recycle in our community. Many consumers are already paying for recycling, so this give households an opportunity to earn back some benefits by using perks at local businesses.