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Add tin cans to your recycle bin. It takes alot of energy to produce them. This is a page about recycling tin cans.


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April 11, 2002

Recycle your cans. Tin and steel cans save a lot of energy if they are recycled. Reclaiming one ton of steel or tin saves 1.5 tons of ore. Tin recycling saves an estimated 2,600 kilowatt hours per ton. Steel recycling saves and average of 4,300 kilowatt hours per ton or 47% of the energy required to process steel from raw materials.

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January 21, 2010

How do I get rid of tin cans without making trash?

By Ghetty from Granbury, TX


January 23, 20100 found this helpful
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Check in your county for recycling options. Most have a collector for tin cans. I called my local scrap metal business and they accept tin cans also. I had been taking my soda cans to my local SPCA as they collect them for the money for the animals. So now I give them my tin cans as well. I'm always trying to find ways to help them out.

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January 26, 20100 found this helpful
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If you don't want the bother of recycling them yourself, there's always someone on FreeCycle willing to take anything off your hands. The best part? They'll come get them!


Go to to find a FreeCycle group near you.

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