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Dale’s Trash, headquartered in Bennington, NE, provides solid waste collection services to households in Bennington and surrounding communities.
Households that subscribe to Dale’s Trash for trash removal now have the option to subscribe with Curbside Rewards, and get rewarded for recycling. Dale’s Trash owner, Dale Christianson is pleased to offer his customers more options with their existing service. “In appreciation for being a loyal Dale’s customer we are providing you an exclusive opportunity to try Curbside Rewards for two months free beginning in December,“ said Christianson. “We appreciate your trash business, and hope you enjoy our service even more with a Rewarding Recycling experience”.
With Curbside Rewards, you collect rewards for recycling. It’s as simple as that. Curbside Rewards owner, Brian Gubbels welcomes Dale’s Trash customers to go green and reap the benefits. “We’re powered by RecycleBank, so we’re able to offer you an easy way to recycle and get rewards from hundreds of local and national retailers.” Gubbels, who founded Firstar Fiber in 1998, added, “Plus, we provide you with a large, wheeled cart that can fit up to 96-gallons of your recyclables – even flattened cardboard boxes.”
Curbside Rewards powered by Recycle Bank is currently available in Omaha and surrounding communities. For further information, please visit www.curbsiderewards.com.
Two times of the year, Green is Universal incorporates environmentally themed content across NBC Universal’s multiple platforms. Earth Week always occurs in April and Green Week always occurs in November.
This November, primetime will play a significant role during Green Week, with special Green episodes of 30 Rock, Community, The Office and several others. Check out the Programming Guide to find out where and when you can find our green programs.
This Green Week (November 15-22, 2009) the properties and networks of NBC Universal have joined together in asking their viewers to pledge to make one small change to help the environment. Tallies are posted across all property websites, and at greenisuniversal.com. Find stats, fun facts and a green week schedule at http://www.greenisuniversal.com/index.php.
OMAHA (KPTM) – Going green is something we hear a lot about, but not always something that’s easy to do. Now a growing program is changing that for people in more and more neighborhoods, and their recycling efforts are paying off in more ways than one.
Every day, an average of 50 new homeowners sign up for Firstar Fiber’s RecycleBank program called Curbside Rewards. Leaders say since it launched a year and a half ago, local households have increased their recycling rates by four hundred percent.
These days, Ashli Brehm washes out lots of empty baby food containers. They may be bound for a trash can, but they’re not going to the landfill. “It was really never our thing to recycle. Not that we don’t believe in it being good, we just weren’t really people that thought it was that important, now we see how much we throw away that can be reused,” she said.
Ashli and her husband Adam now drop all their paper, plastic, tin and aluminum into a big cart and roll it out to the curb. They say it’s more convenient than a smaller bin. “It’s just so easy. There’s no separating and there’s no separate bins,” Adam said.
Brian Gubbels is part owner of Firstar Fiber, where all Omaha’s recyclables get sorted and packed together. He says the difference with the company’s program, Curbside Rewards, is the extra incentive that keeps much more out of the garbage. “It’s just a matter of choosing the recycling container over the trash container everyday when we have those options,” he said.
Based on the weight of the cart, participants earn points that can be cashed in online for rewards at hundreds of local and national retailers.
Whether it’s groceries or movies, the Brehms say the program pays for itself. “The program has so many reward partners, you can usually find something no matter what you’re looking for,” Ashli said.
The program costs ten bucks a month, but leaders say the average home gets twenty to thirty dollars a month in rewards and keeps an extra 45 pounds of stuff from ending up in the landfill.
It’s not available everywhere, but is in cities from Omaha to Fremont, Gretna to Papillion, with additional plans for expansion. To see if it’s in your area, call 763–CART or visit http://www.curbsiderewards.com
Leaders say Omahans could recycle five times as much they do now. The cans, bottles and paper save energy and save trees, and are used to make new boxes, cans, or even car bumpers from Asia to Central America.
Find the original article and news story at http://www.kptm.com/Global/story.asp?S=11509976&nav=menu606_2.
Going Green! It’s in, it’s chic, it’s all the rage! For most of us though, it’s just plain old recycling. Recycling has been around for decades but now, more of us are participating.
It’s also a simple way for us to join the go green bandwagon. A first step for many of us to help even more of us take that first step: a new recycling business is offering a big incentive. We actually get paid to do it — eventually! Curbside Rewards is the relatively new recycling business based in Omaha. There is a monthly fee of $9.99.
Curbside Rewards owner Brian Gubbels says, “Most of our customers get about a $20 to $30 reward at the end of the month by using our coupons.”
Gubbels’ Company has been around for a year-and-a-half now. It started here in Omaha and has now expanded to Fremont and Lincoln. The next communities in line are Norfolk and Columbus.
Some would argue that we wouldn’t need to recycle if we bought eco-friendly products in the first place. Sounds simple! But we all know that going green isn’t that simple! Yes, recycling is just a small step and just part of the three Rs: Recycle, Reduce and Reuse!
View the original article at http://www.wowt.com/intouch/headlines/69533907.html.
Recycling one ton of paper saves four barrels of oil; one ton of plastic, 11 barrels of oil; and one ton of aluminum, 37 barrels of oil.
“Recycling is an energy business,” said Brian Gubbels, co-founder of Firstar Fiber Corporation and recently Curbside Rewards, a subsidiary of Firstar Fiber. Firstar Fiber is a progressive, full-service recycling company that counts among its clients the City of Omaha and many of Omaha’s biggest employers, names like ConAgra Foods, the Omaha World-Herald and Union Pacific.
Curbside Rewards is a new recycling-only hauling company that provides residents and businesses the convenience of curbside recycling and a rewards program powered by RecycleBank.
Firstar Fiber is, itself, a massive operation. The company opened 12 years ago in a 9,000-square-foot building in Fremont, Neb. Today, it runs a 200,000-square-foot plant in southwest Omaha capable of processing more than 8,000 tons (approximately 450 semi-loads) of recyclables per month.
Firstar Fiber began as a scrap paper recycler in 1997. Today, it processes the full spectrum of recyclables utilizing the latest in single stream technology eliminating the need for homeowners and businesses to sort their recyclables. “We’re the only one in Nebraska with that technology,” said Gubbels.
Innovation is a hallmark of this local industry leader. Firstar Fiber is a licensee of the novel RecycleBank Program, an incentive plan that offers homeowners tangible rewards for recycling—up to $40 a month to spend at reward partners like AMC Theaters, Younkers and Hy-Vee. “Where we’ve put RecycleBank in place, we’ve had over 300 percent increase in recycling in the homes that have recycled before. That tells me we are an extremely green-conscious community provided we give people the tools.”
Find the original article in Omaha: Extraordinary Opportunities published by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
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Fremont and Arlington are now service sites for Curbside Rewards, a green company that offers a unique stimulus program to customers who recycle.
“The community response has been great,” said Brian Gubbels, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Curbside Rewards Co-Owner. “We expect 1,000 households to sign up for Curbside Rewards recycling service – the only one that gives back hundreds of dollars in savings rewards. We have an exclusive partnership with RecycleBank, a rewards program that motivates people to recycle.” Gubbels, who founded Firstar Fiber in Fremont in 1998, added, “We are pleased that there are so many environmentally-conscious Fremont-area residents. We welcome everyone to do their part in the ‘green’ movement by enrolling in Curbside Rewards, plus, they’ll be rewarded for their efforts!” Read the rest of this entry »
Stan & Sons, Inc., headquartered in Valley, NE, has been providing solid waste collection services since 1965.
Now, households that subscribe to Stan & Sons for trash removal have the option to subscribe with Curbside Rewards, and get rewarded for recycling!