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Recycling Guidelines for Aluminum, Steel and Tin
 
Aluminum, steel and tin are widely used in the production of food and beverage cans, appliances, and other household goods. Manufacturing these products from raw materials consumes more energy and requires more natural resources than it would to produce them from recycled materials. By continuing to recycle these metals we save valuable resources and cut down on harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Did you know that about 70% of metal used just once thrown away?

Recycling doesn't have to be difficult, and in some cases it is already as easy as throwing it in the recycling bin. Check below for a table of general guidelines of what can and cannot be recycled. Remember, recycling laws and standards vary around the country so be sure to always double check with your municipality codes.

What Can You Recycle?

Yes

No

Metal Cans

Motor Oil or Chemical Containers

Soup Cans

Lightbulbs

Pet Food Cans

Pump Spray Nozzles

Empty Aerosol Cans

Batteries

Dried-out Paint Cans

 

Aluminum Foil Wrap and Trays

 

Household Metal

 

Wire Hangers

 

Pots

 

Tools

 

Curtain Rods

 

Knives

 

All Metal Appliances (toasters, irons, etc.)

 

 

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