October 2, 2007 - Recycle your aluminum
cans and you might win A $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE and, help win money
for the City during the city's participation in the Aluminum Can
Recycling Program and partnership with Keep Knoxville Beautiful.
The City Recycling Challenge is a national contest that rewards
cities for recycling aluminum beverage cans. The contest will take
place from October 1 to October 31th, 2007.
This year Keep Knoxville Beautiful and The City Solid Waste Office
will be giving away $20.00 gift certificates from Kroger to residents
who are caught recycling cans at any of the City Recycling centers
or County Convenience Centers during the month of October.
Aluminum Is 100% Recyclable
The average American drinks 370 beverages from aluminum cans each
year, and by recycling those cans that's a lot of waste we can keep
out of landfills," Mayor Bill Haslam said. "Knoxville
has won its category in 2004 and 2005, and we want to make a come
back for 2007.
The cycle to turn cans from trash to something useful is among the
fastest of any recyclable item - just 60 days from your recycling
bin into new cans on store shelves.
The Cans for Cash - City Recycling Challenge is a project of the
U.S. Conference of Mayors, Keep America Beautiful, and Novelis Expand
Aluminum Can Recycling.
Recycling Saves Energy
It goes without saying that recycling saves energy. But how much,
you wonder. Lots.
Recycling 40 cans saves the equivalent of one gallon in gasoline.
The energy saved by recycling one ton of aluminum could fuel a car
that gets 35 mpg for 82,250 miles.
To help encourage and promote recycling, The U.S. Conference of
Mayors has partnered with the Novelis Expand Aluminum Can Recycling
to create the Cans for Cash - City Recycling Challenge.
City of Knoxville and Knox County Residents are encouraged to recycle
their Aluminum Cans all year but especially during the month of
October. The City could win cash prizes that will go to fund other
recycling projects during the year.
Residents can take their cans to any of the City of Knoxville Recycling
drop-off centers or County Convenience centers or any of the private
recycling companies listed below.