No More Incentive Based Recycling Program For Twin Falls
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) On Monday, the Twin Falls City Council decided to do away with the rewards portion of its newly formed recycling program.
The cut program, which was called recycle–bank, was an incentive based program that allowed users to redeem points for online items determined by the amount of recycling done at each home.
But with the city facing a potential sanitation rate increases of more than 6 percent in 2013, largely due to the rising cost associated with garbage collection.
That increase would have required the average homeowner to pay $1.02 more per home each month.
By dropping the program that increase was reduced 1.16 percent – to about 19 cents per month.
With only 43 percent of residents actually using the program, and only 1 out of 7 that 43 percent redeeming points.
The council felt it would be irresponsible to continue the program and extend those rising costs to its citizens.
“We want to make sure that everyone in the City of Twin Falls is aware that he recycling collection will continue. The schedule will not change, the collection days will remain the same. We are essentially running the same program; the only thing going away is the rewards incentive program.” Said PSI District Manager, Josh Brown.
Now for those residents that actually did utilize the recycle–bank program... don't worry.
As of October 1st, all of the points in your account will still be redeemable for the foreseen future.
And residents can expect to see that 19 cent increase starting in October.