Drop-off community recycling & composting
Lebanon needed a way to make education accessible to a variety of suburban and rural residents who bring their materials to the Lebanon Recycling Center. They launched Betterbin in May of 2021 along with the launch of their drop-off food scrap program.
A pre-Betterbin waste audit showed 85% of Wausau recycle bins had some type of contamination. Wausau implemented Betterbin in March 2021 and in just four months has over 300 users that have searched for 3,000 products!
Commercial and residential hauler/ processor
Organicycle is a Grand Rapids, MI-area residential and commercial compost hauler and processor. Their team needed an education solution to communicate with residential pick-up members AND employees on large corporate campuses – Betterbin does both!
The UWSP Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services and Dining Services all came together to launch Betterbin in February 2020. COVID19 halted the launch, but not before 250 students downloaded the app, showing their commitment to recycling right on campus.
Students and staff are fighting back against contamination fees with Betterbin. We partnered with students from a social entrepreneurship course to implement Betterbin on campus in February 2020.
Madison launched Betterbin during their Summer 2019 trial curbside food scrap pick-up program. In 2020, residents will be able to drop-off food scraps at three locations across the city.
An amazing group of stakeholders from the Village of Weston, Marathon County Solid Waste Dept., Portage County Solid Waste Dept. and Advanced Disposal championed the very first beta launch of Betterbin (then ERbin) in March 2019.