Thank you Whitehead for taking part in our recent trial!
We invited the whole community to take part in our home and on-the-go digital DRS trial. The trial lasted 4 months and saw people between 18-80 take part!
Independent analysis by Queens University is currently taking place
The Whitehead trial has finished… watch this space for further trials!
1. Download App
Simply download the Reward4Waste app to get involved
Login to see how many items you and the Whitehead community have recycled to date
3. Buy a drink at SPAR, Edward Rd
The retail prices on participating drinks will remain the same (so will not increase). That means for every item you recycle you truly are rewarded!
4. Participating drinks
Most (but not all) soft drinks, wines and milk are included in the trial. Look out for the coloured sticker on products
5. Scan the Recycling Bin
Scan the Deposit Point such as your recycling box or out of home recycling bins, which can be found at the train station, playing field and Blackhead Path
6. Scan Items
Scan the sticker on your recyclable packaging before placing into the Deposit Point
Due to the unique code on the sticker, you cannot recycle the same product twice
8. Get Rewards
The more you recycle, the more Reward Points you get. These can be donated to charity or redeemed for SPAR vouchers that can be used in your local SPAR on Edward Road.
Over 85% of the materials Bryson collect are recycled in Northern Ireland – that’s great for the local economy and helps support local jobs
How do I earn rewards?
You earn Reward Points every time you recycle. The more you recycle, the more Reward Points you get.
How much is my recycling worth?
Simply log in to the app to see how much your recycling is worth. Your recycling also helps protect the planet, and that’s priceless.
Can I donate my reward points to charity?
Yes. You can help by donating them to nominated charities. So not only can you help protect the planet, you can also donate to a cause close to your heart.
“We are delighted to be trialing Reward4Waste in Whitehead with Bryson and Mid and East Antrim Council, with support from SPAR and Britvic. We have had a brilliant response to the trial and it has been wonderful to include real people in the marketing campaign ‘there’s a new app in town’. Together we aim to revolutionise recycling”
Rachel Warren - Marketing Director CryptoCycle
“Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful strives to create the awareness, understanding and means to inspire leaders, businesses and people of Northern Ireland to come together and take action to improve our local cities, towns and countryside, making them a healthier and more habitable place to live and flourish in. We are delighted to be one of the nominated charities of this exciting environmental project.”
Dr Ian Humphreys - Chief Executive, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful
“We are so grateful to all the Whitehead community for standing alongside us for the past 6 years, helping us support adult patients with a cancer diagnosis. We are really looking forward to taking part in the Reward4Waste. Any money raised will help us to continue providing our service of free recuperation breaks by the sea”
“We really appreciate how well the residents of Mid and East Antrim are recycling already – and this new app will reward them for doing so. By ensuring the different materials are recycled across the borough, we can recycle even more, save money and help the environment.
These simple changes may not seem like a lot individually but if everyone made a small change and became more aware, we could collectively make a massive difference.”
Councillor Peter Johnston - Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
“We are hugely proud at Britvic Ireland to be supporting the Reward4Waste initiative. We believe that our packaging should never become waste and making the recycling process as easy as possible is at the heart of that mission.”
Sian Young, Head of People & Planet - Britvic Ireland
“By donating the rewards you earn by recycling to Whitehead Primary School PTA you can help us with much needed funding for our school. If your child goes to our school please choose to donate to us”
Whitehead Primary School PTA
“We are excited to be part of the Reward4Waste trial in Whitehead, where local residents can earn rewards by recycling. At Bryson Recycling we pride ourselves on finding innovative ways to encourage people to recycle the right way. Our kerbside model focusses on collecting high-quality materials, meaning they can be recycled locally, which is better for the environment, our local economy and creates jobs.
Over 85% of the materials we collect are recycled here in Northern Ireland. I hope you enjoy taking part in the trial - let’s revolutionise recycling”
Eric Randall - Director - Bryson Recycling
“This is a great opportunity for local people in Whitehead to get rewarded for recycling items purchased at our shop. Not only does the help the environment it also benefits our community”
Jackie Wright, Owner of SPAR, Edward Road Whitehead
You should have received an information pack delivered by our team between 14th-30th September 2020. If you haven’t please email us and we will make sure we get one to you
- Download app: Search for Reward4Waste on the App Store or Google Play Store and follow the instructions.
- Login: At login, you can see how many items you and your community have recycled.
- Scan your recycling box (called the Return Point on the app): The app will ask you to scan the unique code on your recycling box first. If you are out and about, there will also be 3 new recycling bins around Whitehead for you to use.
- Scan items: Each participating bottle will have a unique code on it. Once you have finished your drink and are ready to recycle, scan the sticker on the recycling box and then the sticker on your drink packaging.
- Deposit: Deposit your item in the return point / recycling box. Due to the unique code you cannot recycle the same product twice.
- Get rewards: Reward4Waste will reward you for recycling with Reward Points that can be redeemed for SPAR Vouchers at the Edward Road store, or donated to a nominated charity. Charities include Angel Wishes, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Hope House and Whitehead School
If you don’t live in Whitehead, but frequently shop in the SPAR on Edward Road, you can take part, however, you have to recycle participating items in the recycling bins in Whitehead to take part, and they can be found in the following locations:
- Whitehead train station
- Whitehead playing field / play area
- Blackhead Path
We are working with local communities and governments on further trials. Please contact us if you would like a trial in your area!
Reward4Waste will reward you for recycling with Reward Points that can be redeemed for SPAR Vouchers at the Edwards Road store, or donated to a nominated charity.
Every item within the trial has a Reward Point of either 10 points or 20 points when recycled.
You have the choice to redeem your Reward Points as SPAR vouchers (that can be used in SPAR, Edward Road, Whitehead) or donate them to charity. Our nominated charities are Hope House, Whitehead Primary School PTA and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.
You need to collect 200 Reward Points to redeem your £2.00 SPAR voucher and/or 100 Reward Points to donate £1.00 to charity. You can redeem and donate as many times as you like within the trial dates.
200 Reward Points can be redeemed for a £2 SPAR voucher that can be used in Whitehead SPAR only. Vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash nor sold or transferred for value. Once you have collected 200 Reward Points simply choose this option at redemption.
You should have received a sticker for your bin with your household pack, however please email us at email@example.com, for whatever reason, yours needs replacing.
Want to get involved?
Reward4Waste offers an easy way to redeem deposits on single use plastic bottles through an app, increasing recycling rates