Recycling Tin Cans

Actually, most tin cans are made of steel with a very thin coating of tin on them. Except for tin recovered from recycling, all of the tin used in the United States is imported from foreign countries. Steel cans are de-tinned and the recovered materials are reused in industry.

We are starting to see round-bottomed, seamless cans in the grocery stores. These cans stack in cupboards very nicely, but they are more difficult to flatten. Please flatten round-bottomed cans as well as conveniently possible before recycling. Your curbside collector will appreciate your effort.

Four Easy Steps to Recycling Tin Cans

Remove the Label... then Rinse the Can

Remove the Bottom... then Flatten Under Foot

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