The Aluminum Can Council’s America Recycles Day Challenge, held over 12 weeks last year, collected more than 105 million used beverage cans for recycling and raised more than $2.3 million for charity. The contest is one in which aluminum suppliers and beverage can manufacturers compete to see which facility can recycle the most aluminum cans per employee. Rexam’s Chatsworth, Calif., beverage can plant won the contest.

The money raised was donated to several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, Toys for Tots, local parks, local schools and other non-profit groups.