Streets Department Free Recycling Bins PhiladelphiaIs your recycle bin overflowing compared to your trashcan? (Hint: If you’re shopping wisely, reusing & composting, you should barely have trash in the can!) Do you want to help green Philadelphia schools? We’re letting you know how to get FREE 32-Gallon recycle bins for Where Can I Wednesday?

The Streets Department is running a special promotion to get a Super Recycling Bin in your hands. Bigger is better when it comes to recycling, since you can pick up a free ‘standard size’ bin from the city anytime.

Households that donate at least 2,000 points to the Recyclebank Green School Program by March 15th are eligible. Recyclebank (in partnership with Philadelphia’s Recycle Rewards Program)  is awarding environmental project grants up to $2500 to K-12 schools. For example, the Bache-Martin Elementary School (Fairmount/Francesville neighborhoods) wants to place bike racks for students. Anne Frank Elementary School (2000 Bowler) needs funding for three gardens, which will help teach the students about the environment and giving back to the community.   Schools can also get $500 extra dollars by Domtar Corporation for every school that raises at least 50% of their goal.

Want a 32-gallon super bin? You must complete this 2-step process:

  1. Donate the points to the Philadelphia school of your choice by March 15th.
  2. Email Recyclebank at info@recyclebank.com and reserve your bin by March 22, 2013. The email must have a title “Philadelphia Encourages Recyclebank Green Schools Program.” Your email must say that you made a donation of 2,000 points or greater to a Philadelphia school in the Green SChools program, and you grant permission to Recyclebank to provide the Philadelphia Streets Department your contact information so they can hook you up with your free bin*(due to your donation.)

Philadelphia Schools participating in the Recylebank Green Schools Program include (as well as their process as of 2/26, including Goal, % Completed, Points needed for 50% & Points needed for 100%.):

  • Anne Frank Elementary School – $1,148 – 51% – 0 – 141,100
  • Bache-Martin Elementary School – $2,500 – 33% -105,300 – 417,700
  • Belmont Charter School – $2,500 – 21% – 180,700 – 493,200
  • C.W. Henry School – $1,500 – 51% – 0 – 184,000
  • Central High School – $2,500 – 39% – 67,600 – 380,100
  • George W. Nebinger School – $2,500 – 29% – 131,500 – 444,000
  • John Story Jenks Elementary School – $1,300 – 48% – 3,200 – 165,700
  • South Philadelphia High School – $2,500 – 20% – 190,000 – 502,500
  • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy – $2,250 – 25% – 139,600 – 420,900
  • St. Martin De Porres School – $2,500 – 11% – 241,400 – 553,900
  • Wissahickon Charter School – $2,498 – 24% – 164,700 – 476,900

Visit Recyclebank for the most recent progress of your favorite school. As of this post publication, 2977 Recylebankers have donated $19,287.86 to schools! Recyclers are SO generous.

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