Aluminum Cans


Updated on January 23, 2020



Make sure it's empty, and leave the tab attached. You do not need to wash alumninum cans prior to recycling. Place in blue recycling cart.


Opt for a drink in a reusable glass or bottle instead, and carry it with you.


Aluminum products come from bauxite ore mined in countries such as Australia, China, and Brazil. Mining is associated with a number of environmental and social concerns, but metal can be continuously recycled so the need for more raw material can and should be minimized, as with increased recycling.

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