IRVINE, CA (May 3, 2013): The City of Irvine’s Cans for Cash Plus Recycling Challenge takes place May 1-31 and rewards four local nonprofit organizations for the most aluminum, plastic and glass beverage containers recycled during the contest period. With financial support from Waste Management, awards totaling $5,000 will be distributed among the participating organizations based on volume of recycled material collected.
Irvine residents, schools and businesses are encouraged to participate by donating empty beverage containers at the Waste Management Recycling Center, located at 16122 Construction Circle East in Irvine, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Donations can be designated to a participating organization at time of drop-off.
The goal of the Challenge is to promote recycling and expand awareness of recycling benefits. This contest is a variation of the former national Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge held in Irvine for the past five years.
Participating organizations include: Community Service Programs (not City affiliated), Makapo Aquatics Project, Stand Up for Kids and Team Kids. Organizations will also receive California Refund Value (CRV) for items recycled in their names.
For more information about the participating nonprofit organizations, visit cityofirvine.us/cansforcash or call 949-724-6156.