Recycle right to be in with a chance to win
To celebrate the success of the Bin it to Win it recycling reward scheme we are going out in style, delivering ‘The Twelve Recycling Rewards of Christmas’ to residents of Southampton. As a special celebration to mark the end of the scheme, twelve of our top recycling residents will be rewarded with a ‘Twelve Recycling Rewards of Christmas’ prize of £50*, simply for putting only the correct items in to your recycling bins.
We will randomly select ten houses and two residents living in flats to receive the special rewards. All you have to do to enter is to make sure you recycle only the right things and put your recycling bin out on the correct day! Simple as that!
The ‘Bin it to Win it’ rewards scheme has been financed by a government grant from the Department for Communities and Local Government, awarded to councils to encourage our residents to recycle more. The scheme started in 2013 and has been one of a number of initiatives used by the council to increase its recycling rate from 26% in 2013 to its current rate of 32%.
Since the scheme started we have rewarded 1,088 residents with 887 shopping vouchers, 55 donations (where residents have donated their prize to a local school or charity), 244 leisure activities and 170 helping hand funding payments.
The Twelve Recycling Rewards of Christmas will take place between Monday 4 December and Friday 15 December. Residents who want to get involved and stand a chance of winning can make sure you’re recycling right by checking what can go in your bin on our recycling webpages.
Councillor Jacqui Rayment, Cabinet member for the Environment and Transport at Southampton City Council said: “It’s a great shame to see this incentive scheme coming to an end. It’s produced some great results and has made a real difference to recycling rates in the city.
“We need to build on the momentum that the Bin it to Win it scheme has started, continuing to drive recycling rates in the right direction and educating people as to what they can put in their recycling bins.”
*£50 reward will be given as a shopping voucher. There is no cash alternative.