February 16, 2017

Join Novelis to Recycle for Good 
and Make Your Cans Count!

This season, all GeorgiaFIRST teams are being invited to join Recycle for Good, with the goal of collecting 3 million aluminum beverage cans for recycling, which will in turn completely fund a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in Atlanta’s Westside community!

Did you know $70 million worth of aluminum goes needlessly to landfills instead of being recycled each year in Georgia? Think if we had that funding to repurpose in our communities!

How to Join:

  1. Start Recycling Aluminum Bottles & Cans
    • Challenge team members, your school, your neighborhood and local businesses to collect aluminum bottles and cans
    • We are collecting beverage cans only – no food cans, they’re typically not made of aluminum
  2. Bring Your Cans for Weigh-Ins at Competitions
    • At check-in, we will weigh your team’s cans and keep a running tally of your team’s total recycled weight
    • There will be a weigh-in at all district and state competitions (Gainesville, Dalton, Columbus, Albany & Peachtree State Championship)

Awards for the Teams That Collect the Most Cans:

  • First Place:
    • $2,000 grant from Novelis through GeorgiaFIRST
    • Opportunity to help build the Habitat for Humanity house that Recycle for Good funded with Novelis & the Atlanta Falcons
    • Four spots on an advisory panel to launch a FIRST Recycle for Good Award in 2018
  • Second Place:
    • $1,500 grant from Novelis through GeorgiaFIRST
  • Third Place:
    • $1,000 grant from Novelis through GeorgiaFIRST

Can Your Team Achieve the 1,000 Pound Challenge?

All teams who successfully recycle 1,000 pounds of aluminum cans will receive Novelis-branded gear and will be entered to win a $1,000 grant from Novelis through GeorgiaFIRST. This grant can be combined with the awards listed above.