Recycle Aluminum Cans

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The most common way to recycle aluminum cans is to simply take them to an aluminum can recycle facility, where the consumer is often paid.

What happens when you recycle aluminum cans?

After recycling aluminum cans, the aluminum is then collected and taken to a treatment plant where it is sorted and cleaned for reprocessing. It then goes through a re-melt process and turns into molten aluminum, removing any coatings or inks. The aluminum is then made into large blocks called ingots, which contains about 1.6 million recycled aluminum cans. The ingots are sent to mills where they are rolled out, which gives the aluminum more flexibility and strength. The rolled-out aluminum is used to make more aluminum cans and in as little as 6 weeks, the recycled aluminum cans are refilled reused.

Let’s Get Crafty with Recycled Aluminum Cans

There are other ways to recycle aluminum cans, more crafty ways. Here are some of our favorite ways to recycle aluminum cans:

Think Holiday Decorating with Recycle Aluminum Cans:

  • Christmas Tree
  • Holiday Wreath
  • Stars

Recycle Aluminum Cans can be beautiful:

  • Roses
  • Flowers
  • Metal Art

Light up Your Life with Recycle Aluminum Cans:

  • Lanterns
  • Candle Holder
  • Stove

Recycle Aluminum Cans Repurposed:

  • Utensil Holder
  • Mirror
  • Planters

Not interested in getting crafty with your recycled aluminum cans? No problem. Scrap Mart offers the top dollar payouts for all of your recycled aluminum cans. Since 2011 we have provided superior service to our customers and have assisted them in receiving the most money for their recycled aluminum cans. With combined manpower of over 20 years of experience, our commitment to excellence has earned us the reputation as the best metal recycling company in the area.

And with our certified drive-on scale, we make it easy at Scrap Mart Metal Recycling in St. Louis.

  • Step 1: Weigh in (heavy) on the drive-on scale
  • Step 2: Take your recycled aluminum cans to our steel yard to offload
  • Step 3: After all of your recycled aluminum cans have been taken out of your vehicle, weigh out (light) on the drive-on scale
  • Step 4: Collect your payment.