What do I do with…?
Cans are made of aluminum, tin, or steel and, as such, are highly recyclable. Making an aluminum can from a recycled aluminum can saves up to 96 percent of the energy that it would take to make an aluminum can from raw materials.
Why is can waste a problem? Every can that is not recycled equates to unnecessary energy use and resource extraction to meet the demand for new cans.
Examples: aluminum can, beer can, soda can, steel can, tin can, wine can
Consider reducing the amount of soda, beer, and other canned beverages you consume
Opt to use refillable bottles or growlers for soda and beer purchases at local breweries
Consider buying local, unpackaged produce instead of canned foods
Craft it into something artistic. Some examples:
Cans are very versatile. Try reusing them in some of these creative ways:
Drop-off and pick-up service providers include:
Collection service options:
Republic Services takes aluminum beverage cans and food cans as well as scrap metal
** Make sure your cans are rinsed out and free from any food or debris before you put them in the recycle bin.
Animeals No-Kill Shelter & Food Bank –
You can donate your cans to this non-profit organization at one of their Can Recycle Cottage locations.
9775 Summit Drive
Pacific Steel & Recycling
2828 Palmer Street
Republic Services Recycling Center
3207 W Broadway St