Can I get money for aluminum cans?
Yes. Take them to your local recycle center.
How do I get paid for my recyclables?
Your recyclables will be separated and weighed and paid according to the market price for each item.
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.
How many aluminum beverage cans are in a pound?
There are 34.21 cans per pound.
How do I tell if my cans are aluminum?
Check your cans with a magnet. A magnet will not be attracted to aluminum. Aluminum cans are also much lighter in weight than steel cans and aluminum will not rust.
Do I need to separate my recyclables before selling?
To serve you more rapidly, group similar items together, such as aluminum cans in one bag, plastic bottles in bags, glass in boxes, etc.
Can I put foil in with my cans?
No. Aluminum foil and foil pie plates must be kept separate from your cans and other aluminum. Wipe food from your foil and pans and bag for sale.
Cans chill faster, colder to the touch on hot summer days, stack best, are the most recycled and recyclable container, lightweight and volume efficient, maintains freshness, protects content from light, tamper evident, long shelf life environmentally friendly, and rigid and unbreakable. Cans protect its contents to ensure uniformity of product quality. Your favorite beverage or canned food will taste the same whether bought in Oregon or Florida, Maine or California. Cans are also used to store fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and ready-to-eat meals giving us access to nutritious, even exotic, foods year round.
What is the most recycled container?
Aluminum cans by far -- not plastic or glass. The recycling of cans outpaced the recycling of all other containers. Aluminum cans lead the way with a recycling rate of 65 percent. Recycling pays and is a win-win for the environment and a sustainable society. Most plastic is not recycled; of collected plastic bottles less than 9 percent is actually recycled into new products. All aluminum cans are recyclable.
What is the most valuable container commodity in the recycling bin?
The dollar value goes to aluminum cans. Aluminum is the only packaging material that it more than covers the cost of collection and re-processing for itself and subsidizes other containers including plastic and glass.
How much money can be made by recycling beverage cans?
How does $800 million paid by the industry to recyclers for their beverage cans sound?
How do you prepare cans for recycling?
Containers should be empty, clean and dry. Aluminum cans can be rinsed before recycling.
What is the difference between closed-loop recycling and open-loop recycling?
The closed-loop recycling process represents recycling at its finest-remanufacturing a product back into the same product-like an aluminum beverage can which can be recycled into a new aluminum beverage can endlessly. Plastic is an open loop, recycled plastic cannot be used to make new plastic bottles, the plastic is contaminated. So a new plastic bottle is made of zero percent recycled plastic. A new aluminum can is made of up an average of 45-70 percent recycled aluminum.
What are some of the benefits of recycling aluminum cans?
Recycling one aluminum beverage can save enough electricity to: power a TV for three hours, or a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. Recycling 40 aluminum beverage cans has the energy-saving equivalent of one gallon of gasoline. It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than to start at the beginning mining the bauxite. Recycling that beverage can reduce effluents and emissions by 95 percent creating a more sustainable future.
When was the first canned soft drink manufactured?
Cliquot Club ginger ale was the first canned soft drink debuted in 1938. Delivering the soda was a cone top can produced by Continental Can Company. Design improvements continued and in 1948 Continental Can and Pepsi-Cola launched the first major rollout of soft drinks in cans. The can carried 12-ounces of refreshment and sold for ten cents.
When and what company introduced a twelve-pack of cans?
Twelve-packs were first introduced in 1972 by Pepsi-Cola, delivering more volume, more efficiently to consumers. Since then, thirsty consumers have the option of buying cans packed in multiples of 4, 6, 12, 18, 24, and 36 cans.
When did vending machines start serving canned soft drinks?
Canned soft drinks were first dispensed in vending machines in 1961, joining glass bottle and paper cup machines, and by the late 1960s canned soft drinks dominated the vending market.
Is it my imagination or is the beverage can getting lighter in weight?
Through industry source reduction, aluminum beverage can continue to become lighter in weight. There are 34.21 beverage cans to a pound. Compare the 2006 number of cans per pound of aluminum to 1972 when one pound of aluminum yielded 21.75 cans. The first two-piece aluminum cans weighed three ounces, while they now weigh less than one-half ounce. Even the can ends have been made lighter: ends used to weigh about 8.12 pounds per thousand and have been reduced to a mere 6.07 pounds per thousand. This may not seem like much of a difference, but multiplied by the 100 billion cans that are made each year, the weight savings is a phenomenal 200 million pounds of aluminum. Technology and aluminum make it possible to use less and still deliver the quality product you deserve and expect.
When did canned beer enter the market place?
The first can of beer was sold January 24, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia. It was brewed by Kreuger Beer and came in a steel can made by the American Can Company. This tall cold one flat or punch top can required a can opener. By August of that year, Pabst had become the first major brewer to add canned beer to its regular product line. In September 1935 Schliltzlager and Heilman Lager introduced the cone top can made by the Continental Can Company.
Is a steel can the same as a tin can?
Tin cans have been replaced by tin-free steel which is given a thin tin coating, usually as thin as a human hair, to prevent rusting. Protective coatings applied to the inside of the cans ensure the integrity of the contents and have allowed cans to hold many products, such as acidic fruits, which would otherwise be too corrosive. Technologies for both tin-free steel and aluminum have added even more flexibility and versatility to today's can.