Is this recyclable ???

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by margo, May 29, 2006.

  1. margo

    margo Well-Known Member

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    I buy pet food in cans for occasional feeding to dogs and cats. Is the metal the cans are made from recyclable or useful for anything? Seems a waste.....if not....
    Margo

    Afterthought: guess this sounds silly, but is there a market for scrap? I realize the town nearby has curbside recyc., and there is a merchant outside of town that accepts aluminum. therefore, the funny question....
     
  2. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    Yes steel and aluminum cans are recyclable. I separate and crush my cans and throw them in an old car body. When its full, I take it to salvage place. They grumble a little but since its all metal they take it. Some communities have recycle programs but want small quantities with label removed and washed clean.
     

  3. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Most cat food cans I get are the bi-metal 'tin cans' that are recyclable if clean - as is any of the 'tin cans' such as soup, etc.

    Some of the more receint ones I've gotten with pull-off lids are aluminumn, and can sell them along with AL cans. Got $50 for the last batch of pop & kittie cans I took in.

    --->Paul
     
  4. dcross

    dcross Well-Known Member Supporter

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    <<Some communities have recycle programs but want small quantities with label removed and washed clean.>>

    I leave the labels on, cans dirty. No problems that I know of.
     
  5. susieM

    susieM Well-Known Member

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    There used to be some survivalists, up the the Hawaiian Fern Forest, who flattened the cans, and put them down, at the entrance to their property. It made a heck of a noise, driving over those cans.

    THAT'S a memory, that I haven't thought about in over thirty years...thanks.