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Which Of These Metals Can You Recycle Curbside? 5

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Most metals can (theoretically) be recycled, but only certain metals can be put in your recycle bin. Do you know which?

Remember: Steel cans, aluminum cans, and clean aluminum foil are generally accepted, but always check with your hauler before putting an item in your curbside recycle.

It’s a shame to put valuable materials in the trash, so what can you do with metal objects that can’t be put in your recycle bin? You can take them to a scrap metal yard, or if they are still in good condition, you can donate or sell them. Learn more about metal recycling »


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  • Michael C. 29 days ago
    I am going to be taking 17.75 Lbs of tin cans away tomorrow, and put them in the city's recycle bin. All the money collected from these, go into the parks dept fund to help with play ground equipment for the kids. I don't mind doing it, because it helps defray some of the cost of buying new equipment.
  • Nicole U. 1 month ago
    100%
  • Floyd G. 1 month ago
    Silverware can be donated. Keys need to be put in the trash IF they are NOT usable,
  • Diane M. 1 month ago
    I try to recycle metal as much as possible. I don't like filling my trash with anything that can be recycled. I usually check behind certain things my family might toss in garbage.
  • gabriela A. 2 months ago
    It really upsets me when I collect recyclables and I put them outside on collection day, and sometimes I'll see strangers pass by and go through our cans and take them. It's a city code enforcement violation to do that, but they still do it. :/
    • Debbie K. 2 months ago
      maybe they are so pitifully poor they need it. i set a separate basket with 5cent bottles and cans for the "can people" we dont consume much soda so its not often. they are happy to get the $$ and i am happy and blessed i dont have to earn my living by picking through trash. your trash is helping someone else eat
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