2nd or 3rd graders at schools in seven states will go head-to-head to see which one can recycle the most cans!
A Fun challenge to see which school can recycle the most aluminum cans!
Elementary schools in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Texas, located near facilities of aluminum can makers and suppliers, will engage in an exciting competition against one another!
From September 2023 to May 2024
Special challenges on National Recycles Day November 15 and Earth Day April 22nd!
Let’s aim for a better future! In the USA, only 45% of cans are recycled. We can make a positive change by teaching students at your school about the infinite recyclability of aluminum cans. Join us in taking action now!♻️🌟
how do schools make money?
Your school will receive a bin from the local scrap yard to collect aluminum cans. When the bin is full, call them for emptying. They’ll track the weight and send a check in May based on the total pounds of recycled cans.
get free books!
2nd or 3rd graders will receive thier very own copy of “The Girl Who Recycled 1 Million Cans,” courtesy of Can Manufacturers Institute, to educate and inspire students on the importance of recycling cans”
Earn money for your school!
Your local scrap yard is ready to pay you for all the cans your school recycles, and the more you recycle, the more money your school will receive. Aluminum is paid for by the pound, so start collecting those cans and turn them into valuable funds for your school today!
$15,000 worth of prizes will be awarded to the schools in various challenges
The Million Cans Recycling Contest
Presented by the Can Manufacturing Institute and Scrap University Kids
Attention schools and teachers! Get ready for an exciting and impactful contest for your 2nd-grade class. Join Scrap University Kids, the Can Manufacturers Institute, can manufacturing companies, and your local school in an epic competition!
Schools near seven aluminum can facilities in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Texas will compete against each other in this thrilling contest!
By participating, your 2nd-grade class will receive free copies of “The Girl Who Recycled 1 Million Cans” to inspire and educate your students. But that’s not all! Your school will also receive financial support from the local scrap yard for recycling aluminum cans, and there’s prize money for the top-performing schools!
Did you know that only 45% of cans get recycled in the USA? Let’s change that by teaching 2nd graders the importance of recycling aluminum cans, which can be recycled forever. It’s astonishing that in just 60 days, a can can go from the recycling bin back to the store shelf!
But wait, there’s more! Get ready to turn those cans into cash! Your local scrap yard will provide a collection bin for your school. Once the bin is full, simply give them a call, and they’ll come to empty it. We’ll keep track of the total pounds of cans your school recycles. At the end of the contest in May, the scrap yard will send a check based on the weight of the cans. The more you recycle, the more money your school will earn!
Let’s teach kids the value of never throwing a can in the trash. Instead, encourage them to save and recycle cans at your local scrap yard. Recycling is like magic, and together, we can make a significant impact while earning some extra cash for your school. Join us on this recycling adventure today!
Can we work together to recycle 1 Million cans?