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:
- 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
- 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.