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Raleigh expands recycling program with contest

Posted May 9, 2012 12:28 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh residents have two new, big incentives to recycle and a longer list of acceptable items for the green bin.

On Wednesday, Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced the next phase of the "Recycle and Win" campaign, which makes residents eligible for Harris Teeter gift cards. A "prize patrol" will select ten winners at random when they spot the "Give it Back" sticker on their recycling bin.  

The city is in the process of upgrading all residences from 18 gallon green bins over to 95 gallon roll carts to accommodate more recycled materials. It has also added additional types of plastic containers, telephone books, colored paper and spiral paper cans to the list of acceptable recyclables.