Recycling Aluminum Cans

Aluminum Cans

It’s almost time to host holiday gatherings and parties. All is merry and bright—until you realize you could be throwing cash in the trash!

Every year, consumers toss a billion dollars worth of aluminum cans into the trash. Bring your empty aluminum cans to a recycling facility like Metro Recycling to not only pad your wallet, but also benefit the environment.

Recycle Aluminum Cans and Save the Environment

When a recycling plant recycles aluminum cans, it saves 95 percent more energy by using recycled materials already made of aluminum, rather than extracting aluminum from raw materials like bauxite. Bauxite is a sedimentary rock with a high aluminum content that’s generally mined in Australia or China.

Today's Trash on Tomorrow's Shelf

Like many metals, aluminum has an unlimited lifetime. It can be recycled as many times as needed. Due to the efficiency of recycling aluminum, 75 percent of all the aluminum ever made is still in circulation.

Aluminum cans recycled today can be back on the shelf in as little as 60 days. Find a Metro Recycling location near you and get paid to recycle.

Simply set up an aluminum can recycling bin at your next holiday party, and you’ll end the season with a little more dough in your pocket—and we’re not talking about Christmas cookies!