PRESS RELEASE: Streets Department Announced Grand Prize and Final Winners of Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Sweepstakes
Eva Basiura from North Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa., August 10, 2012- City of Philadelphia Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson announced the grand prize and final winners of the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Sweepstakes powered by Recyclebank®. The announcement took place yesterday on the 16th Floor of the Municipal Services Building, Room E from 4-5 p.m. At the event, Commissioner Tolson provided one Grand Prize Winner with free groceries for a year at the Fresh Grocer, a $5,000 value. Commissioner Tolson also presented 1st Prize Winners with their choice of a year’s worth of SEPTA passes or $500 cash and 2nd Prize Winners with $100 Target gift cards. The sweepstakes provided Philadelphia residents with the opportunity to win great prizes by recycling more as well as taking everyday green actions.
The winners of the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Sweepstakes are:
Grand Prize Winner:
1st Prize Winners:
Alveda Jones, Northwest Philly
Marilyn Aquino, South Philly
Paul Robinson, Northeast
2nd Prize Winners:
Elizabeth Seedes, Northeast Philly
Jason Suder, Northeast Philly
Camille Brown, West Philly
“It’s our pleasure to provide the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Sweepstakes winners with these fabulous prizes because they are leaders in their communities who are helping to reduce waste and improve our city through recycling,” said Commissioner Tolson. “We are thankful for their participation in this Sweepstakes and encourage all residents to take advantage of our Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program powered by Recyclebank, an initiative that gives all city residents the opportunity to be rewarded for recycling.”
Philadelphia Recycling Rewards, a partnership between the Streets Department and Recyclebank
, allows residents with City-provided recycling collection to earn points that are redeemed through Recyclebank for groceries, gift cards, merchandise and entertainment at hundreds of participating local and national merchants. Philadelphia is proud to be the largest City in the United States to reward its residents for their recycling efforts. Philadelphia Recycling Rewards has helped to bring the City’s recycling diversion rate— the amount of recyclable materials that are diverted away from landfills—to record levels.
For more information about Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program, please visit www.PhillyRecyclingPAYS.com
or call the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Customer Affairs Unit at 1-888-769-7960.
Recyclebank® helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank is empowering individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and learning to live greener lives. Recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City.
For more information, visit www.Recyclebank.com.
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