Cities recycle over 115 million cans during
The U.S. Conference of Mayors, Novelis,
Inc. and Keep America Beautiful,
Inc. (KAB) announced the winners
in the fifth annual Cans for Cash:
City Recycling Challenge at the U.S.
Conference of Mayors in Washington,
To encourage recycling, the program
challenges like-sized cities to compete
against each other in aluminum can
collection for monetary awards. During
October 2008, more than 40 cities
collected over 115 million used beverage
The winners of the $5,000 awards
for the most aluminum cans recycled
Division One (population 250,000+)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 1,750,595
pounds, Mayor Tom Barrett.
Division Two (population 100,000-249,999)
Fontana, California – 266,271
pounds, Mayor Mark Nuami.
Division Three (population 50,000-99,999)
Hesperia, California – 1,120,660
pounds, Mayor Mike Leonard.
Division Four (population below
50,000) University City, Missouri
–56,211 pounds, Mayor Joseph
To help mayors engage their communities
in recycling and raise awareness
about its importance over the long
term, cities submitted innovative
education and marketing ideas for
an additional $5,000 award. The cities
being recognized for the most innovative
campaigns are as follows:
Division One: Lexington, Kentucky,
Mayor Jim Newberry.
Division Two: Irvine, California,
Mayor Sukhee Kong.
Division Three: North Miami,
Florida, Mayor Kevin Burns.
Division Four: Troy, Ohio, Mayor
The following winning cities will
be awarded $5,000 and their local
Keep America Beautiful, Inc. affiliate
will be awarded $2,500:
Division One: Louisville, Kentucky,
Mayor Jerry E. Abramson.
Division Two: Newport News,
Virginia, Mayor Joseph Frank.
Division Three: Gastonia, North
Carolina, Mayor Jennie Stultz.
Division Four: LaGrange, Georgia,
Mayor Jeff Lukken.