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City Seeks Public Participation in Recycling Contest

ASHEVILLE, NC – The City of Asheville is participating in the Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge. The contest, sponsored by The United States Conference of Mayors, Keep America Beautiful, and Novelis Corporation, challenges cities across the country to promote citizen participation in the collection of aluminum beverage cans.

This is the fourth year that the city has participated in this event and the amount of aluminum has increased with each year.  Last year the city collected 44,057 pounds of aluminum during the month of October.

Asheville will compete with other cities of the same size for up to $5,000 in awards.  Awards will be used to support recycling efforts through local education and awareness programs.

Approximately 50 billion aluminum cans end up in landfills each year.  Recycling aluminum beverage cans reduces waste in our landfills and helps create a sustainable environment.  The Challenge runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 31.  Recycle those aluminum cans!

For more information about the Challenge or drop-off center locations, go to  www.ashevillenc.gov/recycling or call 251-1122.

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