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Tallahassee holds Cans for Cash recycling event

Tallahassee holds Cans for Cash recycling event
Tallahassee holds Cans for Cash recycling event
Posted at 11:00 AM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 08:20:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee wants your cans and the city is willing to pay for it. It's part of an annual recycling effort.

On Saturday, the City of Tallahassee along with Keep Tallahassee Beautiful held its annual Cans for Cash event, an event going more than 20 years strong.

The goal of this event is to reduce landfill waste and space.

The unique part about this recycling event is people receive 30 cents for each pound of cans they drop off.

On average, the event collects more than 1,000 pounds of aluminum each year. This year, the city was able to surpass that number.

The City of Tallahassee Recycle Coordinator says the focus on collecting aluminum is key.

"To preserve natural resources also to that kind of material from going into the landfill which is expensive way to go, Aluminum is the most valuable material by pound that we recycle, so we really like to capture as much of it as we can," Paul Hurst.

If you weren't able to come on Saturday and get money for your cans, you can still always recycle in your curbside recycle can.