About Curbside Rewards
Curbside Rewards is a green company that offers rewards to customers who recycle. The company estimates that customers will receive hundreds of dollars in Rewards each year in the form of savings coupons and gift certificates just for recycling. Customers can select reward coupons and gift certificates from retailers such as Target, Hy-Vee, Coca-Cola, Amazon.com, and locally Great Harvest Bread Company and The Amazing Pizza Machine, among others.
Customers pay $9.99 per month for the service, and receive the complimentary use of a custom-tagged, 96-gallon cart. They can place co-mingled (paper, plastic and more) recyclables in this one cart without sorting. The cart is then weighed by a scale affixed to the truck. Through the use of a scan of the custom RFID tag, customers are then given credit - points for rewards - based on the total weight of their carts.
The service is already included in the trash hauling fees paid by customers of Elkhorn Sanitation Service. Currently, Curbside Rewards service is available in many areas of the Omaha metro (view participating zip codes).
Curbside Rewards is powered by RecycleBank, a national company responsible for the backend operation that records and rewards savings coupons. Brian Gubbels is a co-founder of Curbside Rewards and Firstar Fiber, an Omaha-based materials recovery facility that processes more than 8,000 tons of recyclables per month.