Rochester Hills on the Path to Greener Schools!

For a Limited Time - Donate Your Points to Raise Funds for Schools

Mar 30, 2023, Rochester Hills, MI - Now until May 4th, Rochester Hills residents can turn their Recyclebank points into real money for local schools. The Green Schools Program offers Rochester Hills schools the opportunity to implement projects that encourage or support sustainable practices.

For every 250 points donated, the school of their choice will receive one dollar. Every donation makes a difference. To date, Recyclebank has given over $132,000 to Rochester Community Schools.

“Every year we ask our community to donate their points, and every time, they fully fund all of our schools’ projects,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “We’re excited to spread the word about these new projects and make sure our students have the support they need to pursue green initiatives.”

This year, six schools applied for the Recyclebank grants.

Stoney Creek High School - Integrating Plants into the Classroom

Hart Middle School - Worm Farm Initiative

West Middle School - Chicken Raising Project

Long Meadow Elementary School - Michigan Native Pollinator Garden

Meadow Brook Elementary - Cafeteria Organics Collection

North Hill Elementary School - Pollinator and Bird Friendly Garden

Delta Kelly Elementary School - Recycling Program

Throughout the year, residents put their recyclable items in the green recycling bin. As they recycle, points are earned that can be used for different rewards like a month of unlimited yoga at Red Lotus, a free bundtlet from Nothing Bundt Cakes, or a $25 facial at Clean Your Dirty Face. However, for just one month a year, residents can choose to donate these points to the school of their choice and help them achieve their fundraising goals.

"Recyclebank and Recycle Track Systems (RTS) continues to commit to supporting the education of young people today. We feel honored to contribute to Rochester Community Schools, the teachers, and the programs they create that support and maintain our mutual goal of bettering the planet,” states Vice President of Account Management - National Accounts, Ben Bower.

To learn more about these projects and donate, CLICK HERE.

If not already a Recyclebank member, Rochester Hills residents can easily sign-up by visiting and following the quick prompts to set up an account and verify their home address.

About the City of Rochester Hills

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the top places to live by several sources including CNN Money magazine, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education, and technology; the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.


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