Town works to increase incintive program
With the town’s recent cross over to Recycle Bank from Waste Management, residents now have more options and more ways to earn points. Those points can be spent on coupons and for free items at chain restaurants and businesses.
Recycle Bank does have the capability, however, to also offer coupons to local businesses and restaurants.
Supervisor Marc Smith announced Monday during the town’s work session meeting that he and David Kinyon, town IDA director, will be reaching out to local businesses to see if they would be interested in participating in the program.
They want to include businesses such as local pizza shops and hair salons that residents often go to, which might make them more excited to participate.
“It’ll make it a lot more fun for residents,” said Smith. “It is something fun for all of us.”
The coupons offered would be very similar to the ones currently offered, just be good at local establishments. The business would get to work with Recycle Bank to determine how many points their coupon/give-a-way would be worth.
Smith said the idea behind adding local businesses came from the City of Lockport who are including downtown businesses into their recycle program as well.
“It’s a nice program,” said Councilman Paul Siejak. “It’s starting to take hold.”
Each week residents receive updates from Recycle Bank on their point totals. To signup for the program visit www.recyclebank.com/wm.
In other town news:
• Council members announced that the town’s Community Day, held July 22, was a “huge success,” attracting many people to the area.
Siejak commended the recreation committee for their hard work in planning the event.
The next town event will be movie night Saturday, Aug. 4. The Federation of Musicians will start playing at 7 p.m. followed by the showing of “Happy Feet Two.” Showings are rain or shine and people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Pop and popcorn will be provided.
• Siejak announced he was able to negotiate the town’s price for electronic recycling up to 8.6 cents a pound. They were originally getting 5 cents a pound from Rochester Computer Recycling and Recovery.
The town began their electronic recycling program in May 2011. This allows residents to drop off old electronics such as keyboards, computers and monitors. A shed is located behind town hall where people can drop of their electronics.
• Rapids Volunteer Fire Company will hold their second annual boot drive on Saturday, Aug. 4. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Robinson Road and Old Beattie Road.