Steel & Aluminum Can FAQ’s

Q. What cans do you accept?

A. We accept aluminum and steel cans. We also accept Aerosol Cans generated from the kitchen and bath only.  NO other type of metal is accepted.

Q. Do I have to remove the paper label, cut the bottom out and flatten my steel cans?

A. No – there’s no need to remove labels, bottom lids or flattened steel cans. Please rinse out cans if the product is thick like pudding.

Q. Should I flatten my aluminum cans?

A. No – Please do not flatten aluminum cans or any recyclable container. Flattening aluminum cans will result in cans not separating from paper products when running through automated equipment which is designed to separate recyclables based on their weight and whether they are a 2D or 3D object

Q. Can I recycle aluminum foil, pie pans or cooking trays with my aluminum cans?

A. No – These items are a lighter gauge aluminum with a lower flash point than aluminum cans. Because of the low flash point, there is no useable material if mixed with aluminum cans when melted

Q. Can I recycle aerosol cans?

A. Yes – Aerosol cans generated from the kitchen and bathroom can be recycled. NO aerosol cans generated from the garage or shed are acceptable

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