How to Recycle Aluminum Cans

If you are trying to find out where to recycle aluminum cans in your area scroll to the bottom of this page and search our recycling locator. Aluminum is a sustainable metal and can be recycled over and over again. An aluminum can is generally turned into a new can and back on store shelves within 60 days. Cans are usually available through curbside pickup or community drop-off locations nationwide.

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Frequent Aluminum Can Recycling Questions

Can I get money for aluminum cans?

Yes. Aluminum is on the lower end of the value spectrum for scrap metal, but aluminum cans can be and still are collected and brought to scrap yards in bulk.

Some states also have bottle bills on the books that allow consumers to turn in aluminum cans for a small deposit.

Can aluminum cans be turned into schools or charities for fundraising?

Yes. Some companies and organizations like Cans Count help schools and charities in need of funding organize recycling drives of aluminum cans. Check with local schools and charities to see if they are already participating in such efforts.

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