Leading bottle recycling company announces regional expansion & doubles in size
CLYNK, a Maine-based bottle redemption and recycling company, has announced major expansion plans to double in size. In partnership with Hannaford Supermarkets, the company will expand beyond Maine’s borders and open 51 new CLYNK drop locations across the greater Albany and Schenectady areas of New York.
CLYNK has developed a patented, convenient bottle return system that eliminates waiting in line and separating containers by material type. Customers simply fill their recyclable CLYNK bags with redeemable containers of any material type and then leave their filled bags at a designated drop location at participating Hannaford stores. Within two business days, CLYNK processes the returned bags and the deposit refunds are available in the customer’s private CLYNK account. These funds can then be withdrawn for cash or groceries whenever the customer decides.
CLYNK is the leading bottle redemption system in Maine and one of the fastest growing bottle recycling services in the country. Today, the company operates in 49 Hannaford supermarkets in Maine, and has processed more than 600 million containers since inception. In addition, CLYNK has licensed its patented technology in both Oregon and New Brunswick, CA.
“Our goal at CLYNK has always been to make recycling easier for everyone,” said CLYNK Founder and CEO Clayton Kyle. “Expanding into New York is a major step toward achieving that goal.”
CLYNK’s revenue is generated from the fee bottler’s pay for the collection process and not from its customers. After receiving 10 free bags at sign up, the only cost to its customers is the purchase of additional CLYNK bags that are designed to be both inexpensive and recyclable.
“Since March of this year, we have opened 13 of the 51 CLYNK drop locations in the greater Albany area,” added Kyle. “We’re very pleased with the way the market has reacted and hope to make a real difference in the communities where we operate.”