EASTON, Pa. -

Going green could mean extra green in the pockets of some Easton residents.

A new recycling rewards programs offers discounts from retailers and even a break on trash bills.

Filling up one of these recycling cans in Easton, will get residents a few perks.

“I saw this program at a mayors’ conference about five years ago in Washington and I just knew I wanted to do it,” said Easton Mayor Sal Panto.

Panto is talking about the RecycleBank program.

Households served by Raritan Valley disposal can earn points for recycling.

Those points can be used to get discounts at restaurants, on electronics and even the city trash bill.

“We’re going to offer our residents, if they get a thousand points of recycling, they save one month's trash bill," added Panto. "Which for most people, a family, is thirty dollars.”

In order to get the points, residents register for the program online, or over the phone. Then get a recycling can from the public works department with a sticker registered to each home address.

“Number one it helps the city’s carbon footprint, we’re recycling it’s the right thing to do.”

According to the city of Easton 8,000 households are eligible for the program, only 4,500 have a sticker, and only 1,500 are registered for the program. Which means a lot of households are missing out on money.

“We should be doing it because it’s the right thing to do, but we’ve been able to take it to the next level,” said Panto.

Last year the city of Easton recycled two million pounds of material.

City leaders are hoping to recycle a lot more under this new program