Doing the right thing could end up rewarding Bozeman in a big way. Bozeman has been selected to participate in the Recycle Rewards Green Choices Recycling Challenge, and the city could be awarded $100,000 in grant money. Details here:

Local Business Owners:

The City of Bozeman has joined the Recycle Rewards Green Choices Recycling Challenge. This is a nationwide competition to increase curbside recycling sponsored by Recycle Rewards and SC Johnson. Only one city from each state can participate in the Challenge, and Bozeman is Montana's City!

This challenge will run from July 1, 2012 until December 31, 2012. At the end of the year, the City with the highest percentage of curbside recycling participation will win a $100,000 grant for a project or program that promotes community sustainability.

How this Challenge Works:

Recycle Rewards members get rewarded with Recycle Rewards Points each time they curbside recycle through the City's Solid Waste Division. Members use their points to shop Recycle Rewards online catalog for rewards from retailers, major brands, restaurants, pharmacies, grocers and more. These rewards are typically money off coupons or buy-one get-one offers.

Recycle Rewards will send out a mailer to City of Bozeman Solid Waste customers mid-June explaining the program with instructions on how to sign up, and with information on the Rewards program.

Why this Challenge Might Benefit Bozeman's Local Businesses:


Local businesses may participate in this program by providing a Recycle Reward offer to their place of business. Your business's participation could increase sales, bring new customers to your business, and increase average sales per visit. By signing up, you will also align your business with the city-wide initiative to create a more sustainable community.

How do Local Businesses Join?


If you would like your business to participate by providing an offer to Recycle Rewards members, please visit

Instructions for filling out the web form:

Step 1: Choose "local Merchant/advertiser" from the drop down menu

Step 2: Fill out all fields in the form to help Recycle Rewards understand the type of business you operate

Step 3: Allow 5-7 business days to respond to your request

There is no deadline to join.

Your participation in this program could be beneficial to the City of Bozeman in this Challenge. Thank you for taking the time to consider this opportunity. If you have questions that aren't answered on the Recycle Rewards website, please call 582-2273.


Photo courtesy of City of Bozeman