Torbay Council has announced that it has appointed Local Green Points to operate a reward scheme that will incentivise Torbay’s 65,000 households to reduce waste and recycle more.
The project will be wholly funded by a grant from the Department of Communities and Local Government through its Recycling Reward Scheme fund.
The scheme, Torbay Green Points, is set to launch in the summer and residents will be able to earn points that will benefit their local community for recycling and other positive waste behaviours. There will also be prizes for top-performing individuals including iTunes, M&S vouchers and swims at local leisure centres.
Graham Simmonds, Local Green Points – “I’m delighted to be working with the team at Torbay Council on this exciting new English Riviera initiative which will help drive up recycling rates and provide much-needed support for community projects as well as local businesses”
Every resident that participates in the scheme will benefit from a new Torbay Green Points card and key fob that will enable them to access discounts and special offers from cafes, barbers, beauty salons and other local businesses.
Local Green Points is the UK’s leading supplier of rewards and incentives schemes for local authority clients and works exclusively with councils to help them motivate residents to reduce disposal waste and increase rates of recycling and reuse.
Graham Simmonds, managing director for Local Green Points, is looking forward to implementing the scheme in Torbay, and says: “I’m delighted to be working with the team at Torbay Council on this exciting new English Riviera initiative which will help drive up recycling rates and provide much-needed support for community projects as well as local businesses.”
Torbay residents wanting to pre-register for the scheme should contact Local Green Points at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 326 5055 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm).
Spring 2015 is proving to be an exciting time for Local Green Points and winning the Torbay Council contract comes hot on the heels of a contract win with Coventry City Council to support its new recycling reward scheme to be launched shortly, and follows the launch of an innovative new Tower Hamlets Community Points pilot scheme focused on food waste.