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Recycling for Dollars

Today, Local First and the City of Grand Rapids launched  This is the first public/private partnership created solely to promote single-stream recycling in our City.  Reward points are issued to residents as an incentive to recycle.  These points can be redeemed at over 60 local businesses that have signed up to redeem the points.

What is of particular interest to me is the entire points program was created in Grand Rapids.  Local First worked with the City to assure the program was created by local businesses.  The software was designed at Atomic Object on Wealthy Street.  The Image Shoppe on Diamond along with Clark Communications handled the promotion of the program.  Local First community businesses will redeem the points at convenient locations all over town.

To begin earning your points, log on to and create your account.  Take the number off of your single-stream recycling cart and include your address.  You will begin earning points every time you take your bin to the curb on your designated recycling pickup day.

Now you can make a positive impact on the environment through increased recycling, earn points to exchange for goods and services and enhance your community businesses.  A triple bottom line win – win – win!