A representative from RecycleBank last week offered Northwood Civic Association members the chance to sign up for a sticker that can earn them points for discounts, deals and gift cards at local and national merchants.
Residents can recycle newspapers, magazines, mail, telephone books, food boxes and computer paper; flattened cardboard; glass jars and bottles; tin, aluminum and steel cans; household plastics; and orange juice, milk and ice cream cartons and juice, soup and wine boxes.
Among the items that cannot be recycled are Styrofoam and plastic bags.
Stickers are placed on the side of recycling buckets, and the points are determined by the weight of recycled items by neighborhoods.
Residents have the option of donating their points to a public, private or Catholic school.
For more information, call toll-free 888-769-7960 or visit phillyrecyclingpays.com and click “Get Started Now.”
In other news from the Dec. 20 meeting:
• Joe Krause presided over his first meeting as president. He replaced Barry Howell, who was in attendance.
Krause welcomed feedback from members on 2012 priorities. The group plans to spend the next year looking into applying for grants and focusing on issues such as police presence, house rentals, illegal parking and the possible need for street cleaning, additional lighting, trash cans and surveillance cameras.
• The civic association is awaiting feedback from the city Department of Licenses and Inspections about a house on the 900 block of Foulkrod St.
The single family house was damaged by fire and has been resurrected, neighbors say, as a triplex, which would not be permitted in the deed-restricted neighborhood.
• Northwood Civic Association will meet again on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., at St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. ••