Cincinnati has dropped the Recyclebank program designed to encourage residents to recycle.
City officials say participation rates were disappointing.
The program is being revamped in order to realize the city's original intent: to encourage and reward people who recycle, which in turns saves taxpayer dollars on tipping fees at the landfill.
Current rewards can still be redeemed through Recyclebank.
In 2012, city residents and small business recycled more than 17,000 tons, which compares to just more than 12,000 tons in 2008.