How to Recycle
Depending on where you live, there are options on how you can recycle your aluminum cans.

  • Curbside Recycling: if this is available in your community, it’s the easiest way to recycle. Simply put your aluminum cans in the bin and let your local recycler take them away for you. If you don’t have a curbside program, consider asking your local town to start one.
  • Office recycling: Most companies have recycling programs, but if yours doesn’t, offer to start it for them!
  • Charity recycling: In communities without curbside recycling, there are often groups who collect aluminum cans and sell them to recycling dealers, donating the profits to charity. Even if you have curbside recycling, donating your cans to charity is a great way to get extra mileage from recycling. Check out “Earn Cash Recycling” to get yours started.
  • Your friendly neighborhood recycler: If you don't have access to curbside recycling, or if you want to get money for your aluminum, go to the Recycling Center Search tool for information on where to find your nearest recycler. 

 

 

 

Did you know?
In 2011, the U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage containers jumped seven percentage points, from 58.1 percent to 65.1 percent.
The Cycle of Can Recycling