If you are looking to make some extra money or do your part for the environment, collecting empty aluminum cans is a great way to do both. Aluminum cans are infinitely recyclable and are one of the most valuable materials in the recycling industry. With the demand for recycled aluminum increasing every day, finding empty cans has become easier than ever. In this blog, we will discuss some of the best places to find empty aluminum cans.
Neighborhoods and parks
One of the best places to find empty aluminum cans is in your own neighborhood or local park. Take a walk or a jog around your neighborhood or through your local park and keep an eye out for discarded cans. If you are lucky, you may find cans just lying on the ground. Alternatively, you could check the public trash cans and recycling bins in the park, especially after a busy weekend when people have been enjoying the outdoors.
Sports venues are a goldmine for collecting empty aluminum cans. Whether it is a stadium or a local soccer field, sports venues generate a lot of empty cans, especially during games or events. You can search around the seating areas or check the trash cans and recycling bins to collect as many cans as possible.
College campuses are a great place to find empty aluminum cans. With a large student population, there are plenty of opportunities to collect cans. Check around the student union, the library, or the cafeteria. You can also try to connect with the campus recycling program to learn about specific collection points.
Beaches are not only a beautiful place to relax, but they can also be a great place to find empty aluminum cans. Check the beaches near concession stands, picnic areas, and near trash cans. During the summer months, when the beaches are busiest, you are likely to find a lot of cans lying around.
Recycling centers are an obvious place to find empty aluminum cans. Many recycling centers will pay for empty aluminum cans by the pound, making it a lucrative way to collect cans. Some centers may even offer additional incentives or rewards for collecting a certain number of cans. Additionally, many recycling centers have public drop-off locations, which means you can collect cans from your own home or other locations and bring them to the center to exchange for money.
Construction sites can also be a great place to find empty aluminum cans. Construction workers often drink from aluminum cans during their breaks, and if there are no recycling bins nearby, they may simply discard the cans on the site. Be sure to get permission from the site manager before collecting cans on a construction site.
While not the most pleasant place to search for cans, dumpsters can be a good source of empty aluminum cans. You can check behind restaurants, bars, and other places that serve drinks. Make sure to wear gloves and exercise caution when collecting cans from dumpsters to avoid any potential hazards.
Finally, the absolute best place to find empty aluminum cans is our app, RecycleBro, available on Android and iOS now! RecycleBro is a peer to peer app or marketplace where people who collect cans, bottles and other recyclables will post their collections on our map, so you can find them and then take them to the recycling center. It’s great because you don’t have to get your hands dirty (too much), because its all consolidated in a bags from the person who posts it. I suggest giving it a try now. If you are the person who collects recyclables, then you can be helpful and post your collection on our map so someone can come by and recycle it. Easy Peasy!
In conclusion, there are many places where you can find empty aluminum cans. Whether you are looking to make some extra money or do your part for the environment, collecting and recycling aluminum cans is a great way to achieve both goals. Always remember to wear gloves, exercise caution, and ask for permission when necessary. Happy collecting!
RecycleBro will help you find free cans, bottles and other recyclables around your neighborhood.
You can remove the clutter of cans, bottles and more from your garage and help others by posting your recyclables on RecycleBro’s map.