Los Angeles is going to start a new pilot program with RecycleBank that will compensate households for recycling! The hope is that the city's recycling rate will go up from 65% to over 70%.
15,000 homes will be eligible for the program and the contents of their tagged bins will be weighed and recorded each week. Depending on the weight, residents earn points that they can redeem at businesses like CVS, Bed Bath & Beyond, and El Pollo Loco!
The total tally can reach the equivalent of $400 a year per household!
That's a lot of free chicken!