Metal Cans

Recycle

Updated on August 28, 2019

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Instructions

Metal cans should be "mostly clean." Quickly rinse or wipe out food before putting in the blue recycling cart.

Alternatives

Buy fresh and from the bulk section using a reusable bag or container instead.

Facts

Metal cans (e.g., soup, beans) are usually made of steel and tin. 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, such as by increasing recycling.

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