Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Thursday, September 04, 2008

RecycleBank

Due to me recently pooping on the new rug, I have to do some community service. So, please stand by for a public service announcement ...

A new Philadelphia-based organization, RecycleBank, is offering rewards for household recycling. Their trucks pick up your recyclables, and their employees even sort it for you at the plant. All you have to do is place it in one of their specially-coded containers and haul it to the curb once a week. You earn 2.5 points for each pound of trash you recycle. Points can be redeemed for all sorts of rewards from companies like Stonyfield Farms and Bed Bath and Beyond. Service is currently limited to PA and parts of MA, CT, VA and NE, but you can request service using this link.

The coolest part of the program (at least to Woman) is that they track how much you are recycling and report it back to you in terms of how many trees or gallons of oil you have conserved. It's cool to be able to put your efforts into real traceable numbers.

So, if you have access to this service in your area, please use it! If you don't have access, please fill out the request sheet. Woman says recycling is very important. I don't usually listen to her, but it seems she might be right about this one.

12 Comments:

  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger girlville said…

    norman, i'm with the woman: recycling is very important. our crappy city service doesn't even accept yogurt cups!

     
  • At 5:47 PM, Blogger Tami said…

    I filled out a form and I put your PSA on my blog too :) Thanks!

     
  • At 9:18 PM, Blogger Harry Pugalicious said…

    Good job, Norman! Thanks for the info, we'll fill out the form too.

     
  • At 10:47 AM, Blogger Lex said…

    We have recycling here! I just put out my blue bin full conatainers, yellow bag with cardboard and blue bag with newspapers.. it made me late for work but it makes me feel good! lol
    Next year in our city we won't have to sort it out, but dump it all in the bin! :)

     
  • At 10:47 AM, Blogger Lex said…

    And shame on you for pooping on the rug!! :)

     
  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger Pam said…

    Thanks for the service announcement Norman. I'll definitely fill out a request. My area offers recycling BUT you have to pay a huge fee and the containers are very small. Even then they are very picky on what they accept. We recycle anyway and just take it to our local collection center.

     
  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said…

    We recycle too, but our service is not as cool as this!

     
  • At 1:16 PM, Blogger Nevis said…

    Very cool!

     
  • At 7:40 PM, Blogger The Devil Dog said…

    We don't have that service here and that bites, especially since mom loves Stoneyfield Farm French Vanilla yogurt in her smoothies. What a bummer.
    But we do recycle everything we can, and more.

    Roxy

     
  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger Clover said…

    Hi Norman! That sounds like a cool program! I wonder if we have something like that in Canada...

    And Norman, I pooped on the floor today too. I really shocked my parents. It was funny!

    Love Clover xo

     
  • At 11:27 PM, Blogger Kate said…

    Oh... pooping on the rug. Bad Dog has been there and knows how sorry you must feel...

    PS That Miata will be great if they let you hang yourself out the window.

     
  • At 9:18 PM, Blogger Priscilla said…

    Normie! Seriously! Pooping on the new rug! What up?!

    Be a good boy for your humans. They is good people!

     

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