The Lakeland Board of Commissioners has approved a “Get Caught Recycling” program to encourage increased recycling. It will truly “pay” for several Lakeland customers to recycle!
Starting October, 2006, ten Lakeland households will be selected in a random draw to be checked on one of the scheduled recycling days for each route. A City representative will check the bins at the households (in order).
The first two bins on each route to have at least three types of recycled material will receive $50 and will be invited to Lakeland Board of Commissioners meeting the following month for recognition by the Board of Commissioners. Pictures will be taken and printed in Citywatch and a press release will be sent out to recognize the residents “caught recycling”.
Items that can be recycled include glass, metal cans, aluminum cans, plastics, newspaper and small cardboard boxes. Note that BellSouth and similar phone books, paperback and hardback books cannot be recycled due to the type of binding used.
“Get Caught Recycling”-it may pay you in more ways than helping conserve our natural resources!