Long Beach joins Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge

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cash-for-cans-challenge-long-beachMayor Bob Foster announced on Wednesday that the City of Long Beach is participating in the Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge. Now in its 6th year, the contest challenges cities across the country to collect recyclable aluminum beverage cans and develop innovative ideas for promoting participation.

“This challenge is a fun, engaging way to remind people in our community to recycle, which is easy to do and great for the environment,” Mayor Foster said. “By participating in the Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge, we’re showing that Long Beach is committed to a sustainable future.”

The Cans for Cash Challenge lasts four weeks, beginning on October 1—31, 2009. The monthly tonnage of aluminum cans from all residential households, City operations and local recycling and redemption sites will be totaled and submitted as part of the program.

It’s easy for Long Beach residents to get involved. Drop off your aluminum cans throughout the month of October at any of these locations:

  • All 12 Long Beach Libraries, locations throughout Long Beach
  • Long Beach City Hall lobby, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.
  • Conservation Corps of Long Beach, 340 Nieto Avenue
  • ASI Recycling Center at CSULB, 5800 Atherton
  • ARC Recycling Center, 5674 Cherry Avenue
  • Residential purple residential recycling bins

Long Beach will compete with cities across the country, including Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, GA, and Austin, TX, to collect the most recyclable aluminum beverage cans and receive awards up to $10,000. Winning cities will be determined by the ratio of the city population to the total number of aluminum beverage cans recycled.  Any winnings will be used to support the Long Beach Friends of the Library, which is partnering with the City to help set up drop-off bins at all 12 City libraries.

Results from the Challenge will be determined by November 27, 2009, with winners announced in January 2010. For more information about the Challenge or the drop-off center locations go to the City’s website at www.longbeach.gov or call 562.570.6396.

The Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge is created by the United States Conference of Mayors and Novelis Corporation.


One Response to “Long Beach joins Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge”
  1. Denise says:

    Does Los Angeles know it’s competing?