One thing I love about Grand Rapids is that curbside recycling is free while you pay for trash pick-up. It makes a lot of sense and encourages people to recycle (after all, it saves them money). I’ve heard of places where it’s the other way around (i.e. Columbus, OH) and that makes no sense. While I am an avid recycler, I might not do it if I had to pay for it.
But I digress; recycling in Grand Rapids is about to get even more attractive with this new rewards system they’ll be starting in April. It has the potential to be very cool. Read about it at the above link. Hopefully the community will get as engaged in this program as they are hoping.