Columbus has been chosen to participate in the Coca-Cola Co.'s "Recycle and Win" program, a company representative told Columbus Council today.
Residents who opt in to the program will get a sticker to put on their recycling bin. Inspectors will ride around the city seeing who is recycling a lot and recycling the proper items.
Winners will receive $50 gift cards from Coca-Cola.
Coke representative Jim Bailey said recycling rates in other participating cities have increased.
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Director of Public Works Pat Biegler said a she hopes the program will help stimulate participation in the city's recycling program.