My GR City Points


Earning Points


You can earn points simply based on how much you recycle. The best part? Recycling is free in Grand Rapids!

If you're already recycling, simply sign up for My GR City Points. You'll only need your recycling bin number. If you're not already recycling, Sign up for Recycling Services. Then sign up when your new bin is delivered.


If you're not a resident, don't worry. You can volunteer in the community to earn points. More on that below.

Sign Up Online

Redeeming Points

Use the points you earn to redeem rewards at local businesses or contribute them as donations for community campaign goals. Follow the steps in the Redeem Your Points section below to start saving today!

mygrcitypoints is a community engagement program that links:

  • Individuals
  • Organizations
  • Local businesses
  • City government

The program encourages recycling, volunteering, and community building.

This first-of-its-kind local rewards program gives residents the opportunity to earn points. Residents can get points for recycling. Residents and non-residents alike can earn points through volunteering. Redeem points for discounts on products and services at local businesses.

Everyone who participates takes an active role in transforming our community. We make it a better place to live, work, and play while supporting our local businesses. The results are cleaner neighborhoods, a stronger local economy.

The program is a collaborative effort between the City of Grand Rapids, West MI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, West MI Asian American Association and Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses.

You already earn points for recycling. Earn more by volunteering!

Redeem your points for discounts at local businesses. It's our way of saying thank you for all that you do! Start volunteering today.

Make sure to sign up before volunteering for any opportunities. Remember, everyone in the region can volunteer to earn points.

Sign Up for My GR City Points

Are you interested in adopting one of our hydrants? Start earning points today by helping us keep hydrants clear of snow, ice and tall grass.  Help to keep our neighborhoods safe.

You can adopt a single hydrant as an individual, or many hydrants as a group.

Adopt one hydrant and complete the form as an individual and select a single hydrant in the next step. You may also adopt more than one hydrant. But, you’ll need to complete a separate form for each hydrant.

Keep in mind that groups must adopt at least 10 or more hydrants.

Adopt a Hydrant


Are you interested in keeping a catch basin clean of debris and leaves? Start earning points today by becoming a Basin Buddy!

Catch basins are storm sewer inlets designed to collect water during storm events. They are the first step in storm water drainage systems. Storm sewer systems move water from areas as quick as possible during storms. Rainfall, water and anything else Catch basins empty into our streams and rivers. This means anything that goes down a catch basin goes into the river. This is why it's so important to dispose of pet waste, oil, litter, and leaves. 

You'll find everything you need to know about caring for your catch basin on our Basin Buddy page. Here you can watch videos or read about how to care for your basin. Keep in mind that you'll need to pass our Catch Basin quiz before you can adopt your basin. 

Adopt a Basin Buddy

Did you know that you can earn rewards for recycling? mygrcitypoints rewards you with points you can redeem for discounts at local businesses.

Since 2010, the City of Grand Rapids has offered a new and improved way of recycling. We call it "single stream" recycling. This recycling program allows you to place clean recyclable materials in one cart. You no longer need to sort your recyclables.

Need a cart? Sign up below.

Request Recycling Service

Now that you've been recycling and volunteering, get rewarded for it! Follow these steps to redeem your points.

Log In

  1. Check your balance at the top of the page
  2. Did you volunteer? Click Redeem a Code to enter the code you received for your volunteer hours
  3. Click Use Points to browse reward you can afford, privileged rewards or all rewards
  4. Choose your reward by clicking it and clicking the blue Clip This Reward button
  5. Select Clip to confirm you'd like to use your points for this reward
  6. Print the coupon and bring it with you to redeem

Business sign-up

Attract new customers and become a part of the mygrcitypoints community!

mygrcitypoints allows residents and non-residents alike to earn points. Use points for offers at participating local businesses.

Any locally owned business can take part in this community-building program. Register your business to take part in the mygrcitypoints program. Then work with mygrcitypoints representatives to determine your redemption program.