- Residents in Norfolk, VA, now have access to citywide recycling information at their fingertips through a new feature called the Norfolk Recycling Perks app.
- The city of Norfolk launched an app that connects recyclers with the curbside recycling and Recycling Perks programs.
- Users can see recycling schedules, determine which recyclables can be placed into bins, and report collection issues in one central location.
The city of Norfolk is the first area in the community to have access to this technology. Residents are part of a Recycling Perks program. Some benefits of this program include receiving rewards for recycling via discounts from local businesses.
Colonial Heights, VA, residents are part of a similar Partner Perks program. In July 2013, the town announced that it had achieved a 61% recycling rate, effectively doubling its previous rate within a one year timeframe. The city also acknowledged that it saved $250,000 during the 2012-13 fiscal year due to its enrollment in the program.