Here is a statement from the City of Norfolk on a new recycling program:
NORFOLK- How would you like to sip a cup of coffee for free just for recycling those bottles and cans? Norfolk residents will get that chance and more, with new “Recycling Perks”.
Recycling Perks is an online incentive and rewards program which strives to motivate household recycling efforts to reduce waste, promote local businesses, and offer great savings to residents.
“This new program represents a new opportunity for every household to renew their commitment to a cleaner, greener Norfolk,” says John Deuel, Recycling Coordinator.
Residents who register for the program and recycle regularly can receive up to $300 in savings per year to shop for discounts at businesses in Norfolk and Hampton Roads.
Starting next week, crews will install a Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) bar code on recycling carts. During this time residents need to identify their cart with their house or apartment number and leave it out until 5:00 p.m. on their recycling day. This process is expected to take several months to complete and crews will post a hang-tag on the cart once the bar code installation is done.
Beginning October 2, 2012, TFC Recycling crews will scan tagged carts and award points automatically to residents who register for Recycling Perks. The new bar code technology also allows supervisors to monitor collection routes in real time and catch any missed customers; improving efficiencies and customer service.
There are no additional fees for this program and customers will not see a change in collection schedules.
To sign up for Recycling Perks, go to http://www.norfolk.gov and click on the recycle mermaid logo or go to http://www.RecyclingPerks.com. For questions call 543-5766. For information questions about your recycling or trash collection services, go to http://www.norfolktrash.com or call 441-5813.