Cans for Cash? Can Do!
Annual Event Returns Tomorrow
November 08, 2013
Don’t throw that can away! Make some money off of it! Tomorrow, the City of Tallahassee and Keep Tallahassee-Leon County Beautiful are teaming up again to bring you the Cans for Cash Recycling Challenge. This annual event offers you money in exchange for aluminum cans. The collected cans are then recycled, saving space in our local landfills while earning you some dough.
Local schools have been asked to participate in the challenge by collecting aluminum cans and bringing them to the weigh-in event this Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Home Depot, located at 3200 Capital Circle NE.
This event is open to the public and individual residents are encouraged to take part. Participants will receive 40 cents per pound of aluminum cans collected. After participants receive their money, they may choose to keep it or to assign their proceeds to Keep Tallahassee-Leon County Beautiful or to a local school of their choice.
All aluminum cans collected at the event will be transported to a local recycling business for processing.
For more information about recycling and other City Solid Waste Services, visit Talgov.com/YOU or call 891-4YOU (4968).
Paul Hurst, Solid Waste Services, 891-2321; Sandra Manning, Utility Marketing, 891-6175; or Heather Teter, Department of Communications, 891-8533