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General Information
DescriptionIncentive based recycling program


95 Morton Street
7th Floor
New York, NY, 10014


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Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank is empowering individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and learning to live greener lives. Unlike traditional coupons or reward programs, Recyclebank offers the opportunity to connect with a community of eco-engaged consumers and support a local environmental cause. Recyclebank was founded in 2004 by Patrick K. FitzGerald and Ron Gonen and is currently headquartered New York City with offices in Philadelphia and London.

Recent Milestones

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    Recyclebank — Recyclebank Lands Major Investment from Waste Management (10/13/11)
    Posted 3/31/12 at 4:01am via
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    Recyclebank — Announced Jonathan Hsu as Chief Executive Office (10/4/11)
    Posted 5/12/11 at 9:38am via
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    Recyclebank — Recyclebank Named No. 4 on Wall Street Journal's Next Big Thing List (3/10/11)
    Posted 5/12/11 at 9:29am via
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    Recyclebank — Recyclebank Tops Wall Street Journal's List of Top Ten Clean-Tech Companies (3/4/11)
    Posted 5/12/11 at 9:31am via
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    Recyclebank received $14M in Series C funding. (2/22/11)
    Posted 2/23/11 at 7:51pm via
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    Recyclebank — Recyclebank Launches Sustainability Advisory Council (2/8/11)
    Posted 5/12/11 at 9:33am via
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    Recyclebank added Jonathan Hsu as Chief Executive Officer. (10/1/10)
    Posted 11/5/10 at 5:23am
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    Recyclebank added Marty Hahnfeld as SVP, Sales. (6/1/10)
    Posted 11/5/10 at 1:17pm
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    Recyclebank added Samantha Skey as Chief Revenue Officer. (1/1/10)
    Posted 5/12/11 at 9:19am
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    Recyclebank received $28M in Venture Round funding. (11/1/09)
    Posted 11/3/09 at 4:39pm via
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    Recyclebank added Andy Brett as Developer-Analyst. (1/1/09)
    Posted 10/24/09 at 11:25am
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    Recyclebank added Ian Yolles as Chief Sustainability Officer. (1/1/09)
    Posted 5/12/11 at 9:20am
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    Recyclebank received $30M in Series B funding. (3/1/08)
    Posted 5/20/09 at 3:44pm via
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    Recyclebank — Deployed first citywide recycling program in the municipality of Wilmington, Delaware (9/1/07)
    Posted 5/12/11 at 9:39am
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    Recyclebank received $13.1M in Series A funding. (5/9/07)
    Posted 9/9/09 at 8:03am via
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    Recyclebank — Launched first home recycling pilot program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1/1/05)
    Posted 5/12/11 at 9:40am



Recyclebank screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 5/20/09


Recyclebank site redesign
Launch DateFebruary 1, 2011

Site redesign includes “points” for users who take environment quizzes and reduce their energy consumption at home. (The original site and service awarded waste reduction through increased recycling.) It also included search upgrades, social media integration, and an expanded catalog for points redemption.


  1. RecycleBank raises $13.1M to give people incentives to recycle ( [edit]
  2. RecycleBank Secures $30 Million in Series B Funding from Top Venture Capital Firms ( [edit]
  3. RecycleBank Adds $28M, Joins Up With Kashless ( [edit]
  4. Recyclebank Raises Additional $14 Million in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  5. The Next Big Thing 2011 ( [edit]
    Top 10 Clean-Tech Companies ( [edit]
    Recyclebank Launches Sustainability Advisory Council ( [edit]
    Jonathan Hsu Joins RecycleBank as Chief Executive Officer ( [edit]
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    Recyclebank Lands Major Investment from Waste Management ( [edit]
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