Survey asks Ann Arbor residents about single-stream recycling and RecycleBank rewards program
Ann Arbor officials are asking residents to take a quick online survey to help provide feedback about the city's recycling program.
The survey asks residents how their recycling behavior has changed since the introduction of singe-stream recycling in July 2010. The survey also asks residents about their interest in the RecycleBank program that rewards residents for good recycling behavior.
The survey closes on Nov. 30.
Following debate in recent months over whether to terminate the city's contract with New York-based RecycleBank, the Ann Arbor City Council voted in September in favor of a plan that both reduces the city's costs and gives the company added incentives to boost recycling.
Council members voted unanimously to direct city staff to negotiate a revised contract with RecycleBank that immediately reduces the city's costs from $150,000 to $100,000 per year.
RecycleBank will have a chance to earn some or all of that money back by boosting recycling behavior among Ann Arbor residents.
City officials also announced this week they're inviting residents to help celebrate America Recycles Day by constructing bird feeders using empty two-liter plastic bottles on Saturday at the city’s Materials Recovery Facility open house at 4150 Platt Road. Residents are asked to bring their own bottle if possible. Starter seed will be provided.
Optional tours of the recycling plant floor also are available. Details on the monthly MRF open houses are posted at www.a2gov.org/mrf.
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