Aluminum Can Drive


Oak Hill Elementary School

Aluminum Can Drive to support Project 58:10

October 23-31, 2019  

Bring in your empty aluminum cans to make a guess at how many aluminum cans are in the bale for a chance to win a prize!!  The bale will be alongside the parent pick-up line.


1st Place Student- $50 Gift Card


Top Class Participation- Pizza or Popcorn Party

What is this project about?

Recycling, Project 58:10, Community, and Supporting Each Other!


Project 58:10-  supplies bags of food for school age children that need the vital security of food over the weekend and holidays away from school. With permission of parents and guardians, students receive a brown paper shopping bag with shelf stable food to take home on Fridays.


Who will be our winner?  Which class will bring the most cans to recycle?


*To make a guess, bring at least 5 aluminum cans or more.  Cans can be crushed or uncrushed. You will be given a paper to write your guess on.  Please write the student’s name on tape and tape it to the bag with the number of cans inside.


*Students may bring cans to guess everyday of the contest if they choose.  We will be collecting cans Oct 23- 31.


*The winner will be selected by the closest guess to the number of cans in the bale.  If we have multiple guesses that are correct, then we will draw the winner from those students.


*The winner will be announced on America Recycles Day on November 15th.  The individual student winner will receive a $50 surprise gift card from the Pulaski County Recycling Center.  The class with the most students participating in the contest will receive a pizza or popcorn party on a day of their choice.


How many aluminum cans equal 1 pound?


It takes approximately 31 empty cans to equal 1 pound.  As of 2014, the average weight of an empty aluminum can is 14.9 grams.  One pound is equal to 453.592 grams. In order to determine the number of cans required to add up to 1 pound, it is necessary to divide the number of grams in a pound by the weight of an individual can.  The quotient is equal to 30.442, meaning that it is necessary to round up to the nearest whole number which is 31.

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