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People Talk: What’s great about RecycleBank from your perspective?

John Skeel
El Dorado Hills
Commmunity Services District General Manager
"The community is involved in an overall effort to reduce our waste. That's a good thing. Once you start recycling it becomes easier. If there's an incentive like this, then we'll see less in the landfills. I think we can all feel good about that. The diversion rate will almost certain rise over the next year or two, so we're ahead of the game."
John Skeel
El Dorado Hills
Commmunity Services District General Manager
"The community is involved in an overall effort to reduce our waste. That's a good thing. Once you start recycling it becomes easier. If there's an incentive like this, then we'll see less in the landfills. I think we can all feel good about that. The diversion rate will almost certain rise over the next year or two, so we're ahead of the game."

Asked at the RecycleBank kickoff party

Debbie Manning, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce President and CEO “From a local busienss perspective this will keep people who are already shopping local coming to our businesses, and encourage those who aren’t to get on in here. I mean, lok at this — 20 percent off any purchace at Uptown Girl is a great deal. We have about 20 businesses in El Dorado Hills onboard now, and I want to see 20 more.”

John Skeel, El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager “The community is involved in an overall effort to reduce our waste. That’s a good thing. Once you start recycling it becomes easier. If there’s an incentive like this, then we’ll see less in the landfills. I think we can all feel good about that. The diversion rate will almost certain rise over the next year or two, so we’re ahead of the game.”

Madison Skeel, El Dorado Hills student “You get money for recycling and it’s good for the earth. It will be good for the businesses on the list, because we’ll go there and spend money. Is it good for gelato?”

Mark Leary, Sacramento Acting Director of Cal Recycle “The state’s mission is to insure that local jurisdictions recycle. RecycleBank is a great tool. I have no doubt that the diversion rate will go up in El Dorado Hills. You guys are sort of pioneers here. Sacramento has a pilot program and there are a few others testing it, but no one is doing it full scale to this extent. This is a big deal.”

Sue Farris, El Dorado Disposal District Manager “From the corporate perspective, RecycleBank is a tool we can offer to our client jurisdictions that helps them increase their diversion rate. The state mandates 50 percent now, and it could easily go up. Besides just being a good thing to do, it helps us get contract extentions and even sign up new jurisdictions.”

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