Frequently Asked Questions
Will someone buy tin/steel cans from me?
Can I recycle them in my curbside recycling bin?
If you have a curbside recycling program, chances are that tin/steel cans will be accepted. Steel is the largest category of metal in the municipal waste stream, with a very high recycling rate of about 95 percent.
What is made of recycled tin/steel cans?
After steel cans are collected and recycled, they are used to make new food cans, paint cans, aerosol cans and other materials.
Is there a difference between a steel can and a tin can?
You might hear them called different things, but metal food cans are steel cans that have a very thin tin coating. So they are actually both.