STREETS DEPARTMENT URGES SUPPORT FOR PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS
Limited Offer of Free 32-Gallon Super Bin
PHILADELPHIA – The Streets Department urges residents who are participants in the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program to donate points to one or more of the eleven (11) Philadelphia schools accepted into the Recyclebank® Green Schools Program by March 15. The program awards schools grant money for unique student projects that will make a positive environmental impact on their communities. Recyclebank, the City’s partner in the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program, awards environmental project grants up to $2,500 to schools, grades K-12. Schools earn money based on point donations made to their project. The Green Schools Program partner, Domtar Corporation will donate an additional $500 to every school that raises at least 50% of their goal.
To encourage the success of our schools in meeting their goals, the Streets Department will give one (1) new 32-gallon super bin (up to 500) to each household that donates at least 2,000 points to one or more participating schools. These bins are larger than the standard 20-gallon recycling bin and allow residents to place more recyclables out for collection.
“I am very excited about helping our children achieve their vision for environmental stewardship,” said Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson. “At the very least, we need to ensure each school reaches 50% of their goal to receive the $500 donation from Domtar Corporation. Our hope is that each school fulfills 100% of their goal. ”
To reserve a 32 –gallon super bin residents must complete a two-step process:
1. Donate the points to school (s) of your choice at http://recyclebank.com/greenschools; and
2. E-mail Recyclebank at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your bin. The email should contain the following:
- The title of the email should be “Philadelphia Encourages Recyclebank Green Schools Program”
- The email should state that you have made a donation of 2,000 points or greater to a Philadelphia school in the Green Schools Program and that you grant permission to Recyclebank to provide the Philadelphia Streets Department your contact information so that you can obtain a 32 gallon super bin due to your donation.
All consent emails must be received by Recyclebank at the above email address by March 22, 2013.
The following schools have until March 15 to receive donations of Recycling Rewards points to fund their projects. This chart reflects the totals as of Tuesday, February 26.
School - Goal - % Completed - Points Needed for 50% -Points Needed for 100%
Anne Frank Elementary School - $1,148 - 51% - 0 - 141,100
Bache-Martin Elementary School - $2,500 - 33% -105,300 - 417,700
Belmont Charter School - $2,500 - 21% - 180,700 - 493,200
C.W. Henry School - $1,500 - 51% - 0 - 184,000
Central High School - $2,500 - 39% - 67,600 - 380,100
George W. Nebinger School - $2,500 - 29% - 131,500 - 444,000
John Story Jenks Elementary School - $1,300 - 48% - 3,200 - 165,700
South Philadelphia High School - $2,500 - 20% - 190,000 - 502,500
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - $2,250 - 25% - 139,600 - 420,900
St. Martin De Porres School - $2,500 - 11% - 241,400 - 553,900
Wissahickon Charter School - $2,498 - 24% - 164,700 - 476,900
To find out how many points you’ve earned to date, please visit www.PhillyRecyclingPAYS.com
or contact RecycleBank’s Customer Care at 1-888-769-7960. To follow the progress of each school, please visit https://www.recyclebank.com/contest
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