Winners for the Month of August Announced for the Wilmington & Recyclebank Sweepstakes
Posted on 10/02/2012 4:02 pm
Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker and Public Works Commissioner Kash Srinivasan today announced the first round of winners in the Wilmington & Recyclebank Sweepstakes, which began on August 1 and runs through October 31.
- Daniel Blake—the first prize winner for August, who has received a DART transit pass valued at up to $864.
- Donna White, Stephen Brinton, and Colleen Murphy—the three second prize winners for August, who each received free groceries for a month from Shoprite or Fresh Grocer valued at $500.
- Kevin Convery, Marie Cordivano, Olga Crowther, Alma Goldman, and Lucinda Carter—the five third prize winners for August, who each won a $100 gift card to Target.
Winners will also be randomly drawn and announced in a few weeks for the month of September, followed by the winners for the month of October. Finally, the overall grand prize winner of a year of free groceries, valued at up to $5,000, will be announced in November.
The monthly prizes and the grand prize are being awarded as follows:
- Grand Prize winner –One (1) winner announced in November will receive FREE groceries for a year valued at up to $5,000.
- Three 1st Prize monthly winners – One (1) winner will be announced for each month of the contest (August, September, and October). Each winner will receive a DART transit pass valued at up to $864.
- Nine 2nd Prize monthly winners – Three (3) winners will be announced for each month of the contest (August, September, and October). Each winner will receive FREE groceries for a month valued at up to $500.
- Thirteen 3rd Prize monthly winners—Five (5) winners have been announced for August, five (5) winners will be announced for September, and three (3) winners will be announced for October. Each winner will receive a $100 Target Gift Card.
- Winners will be notified by email and will be posted on the City’s website.
The Wilmington & Recyclebank Sweepstakes is a three-month event designed to encourage Wilmington residents to start recycling if they are not doing so already and to keep consistently recycling. The sweepstakes is free to enter, and open to all Recyclebank members in Wilmington. Residents who aren’t currently members can sign up for a free account at www.recyclebank.com/recycle.
Wilmington hopes to see an increase in the City’s curbside recycling rate, which currently stands at 25%. This means that 25% of Wilmington’s total curbside trash stream is recycled instead of being disposed in a landfill. The City’s overall recycling rate is 35% when you take into account the yard waste, concrete and asphalt that is recycled annually instead of being deposited in a landfill.
How to participate:
The sweepstakes is open to all Wilmington residents who currently have curbside trash and recycling collection and residents in single family or multiple family dwellings (4 units or less) who would like to add recycling to their collection schedule.
Residents who already recycle will be entered in the contest every time they set their recycling bin at the curbside to earn Recyclebank points. Residents can confirm that their account is active by visiting www.recyclebank.com or by calling 1-888-727-2978. City of Wilmington residents who wish to sign up for the free program can do so online at www.recyclebank.com/recycle or by calling 888.727.2978. Participants can earn additional sweepstakes entries every time they redeem their Recyclebank points towards rewards, recommend friends to join the program, or complete a “green” learn-and-earn online activity at www.recyclebank.com.
Wilmington’s partnership with Recyclebank gives Wilmington residents a single-stream recycling program and the ability to earn points that can be redeemed through Recyclebank’s rewards catalogue for deals on everyday household and grocery items or meals at local restaurants as well as more experiential rewards, like discounts at family entertainment attractions. Wilmington is proud to be the first city in the U.S. to adopt the rewards program citywide and reward its residents for their recycling efforts.
Since 2007, the City of Wilmington in partnership with Recyclebank, has recycled more than 30,000 tons of material to propel the city’s residential diversion rate to more than 25%—the amount of recyclable materials that are diverted away from landfills. The City currently saves about $76 for every ton of waste diverted from the landfill. And because every ton of waste recycled reduces future greenhouse gas emissions by two tons we are helping to keep the planet cool for future generations.
For more information about Wilmington’s Recyclebank Rewards Program and to participate in the Sweepstakes, please visit www.WilmingtonDE.gov or call 888-727-2978.
Partial funding for the Wilmington/Recyclebank Sweepstakes has been provided by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) through a statewide grant program that encourages local governments to begin recycling or enhance their existing program.