Residents who recycle aerosols and hard plastic bottles could be in with a chance of winning a share of £10,000.
Northumberland is one of five councils encouraging households to do more in order to increase recycling rates across the region as part of the North East Recycling Awards.
Each month one lucky recycler in each council area will win a prize to the value of £250.
Paul Jones, head of waste management at Northumberland County Council, said: “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help residents recycle as many items of waste as they can.
“This scheme is a great way of reminding people about some of the materials that can be recycled but they may not be aware of.
“In Northumberland we have chosen to reward people for recycling hard plastic bottles such as shampoo and kitchen cleaner, as well as empty aerosols.
“For a chance of winning a valuable prize, all residents have to do is apply a sticker to these items and put them loose into their recycling bin with their other recyclables.”
To participate residents can register online at www.recycle-more.co.uk/nerewards or call 0844 844 4546