Partnership Combines Recycling, Charities and Home-Building

Washington, D.C. -- The Aluminum Cans Build Habitat for Humanity Homes (ACBHHH) program is kicking off its fourth year this Saturday, Oct. 27, on Make a Difference Day. The ACBHHH is a partnership between The Aluminum Association and Habitat for Humanity International to encourage recycling and make a contribution to deserving communities.

The partnership includes a recycling network of more than 400 Habitat affiliates and 2,200 recycling centers throughout the United States. Money earned from recycled aluminum cans goes directly to Habitat to build homes.

The ACBHHH program has recycled more than 500,000 pounds of cans since its inception in 1998. In 2000, more than $65 billion was paid out by the aluminum industry in recycling proceeds. According to Habitat, if one percent of cans could be captured for Habitat, 250 homes could be build each year.

For more information on the program or to find a local participating Habitat affiliate and recycling center, call toll-free: (888) 798-2267.