Cash for recycling scheme trial

Posted on 2nd March, 2010

Bristol City Council has announced that it will be conducting a new trial recycling scheme aimed at boosting recycling efforts in the area.

It is hoped that the scheme will reduce the amount of household waste going to landfill. Residents will have to volunteer to participate at this stage. Those who take part will be given a chipped wheelie bin which will be weighed every week – the bins that weight the least will indicate where more recycling is taking place. The householders who produce the least waste for landfill will be rewarded with cash prizes.

The maximum incentive that can be earned is a total of £17.50 per person per household each year, so a household could earn around £40 each year just for recycling waste.

The Council will now submit the proposal to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask for support and funding for the trial.