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Old 10-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Can the cans from canned food be recycled? I don't even know what they are made of. Do I put them in the aluminum can bag or what? I'm trying to lessen the amount we throw away and recycle more. I already take a big garbage bag of plastics to recycle about once a month or so along with a paper sack or two of papers.


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Old 10-10-2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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Re: Can food cans

Yes, "tin" cans are commonly recycled. I think most tin cans are made of aluminum with tin plated steel lids, (with a Bisphenol A coating). I think they are usually recycled separately from soda cans. I would keep them separate, and ask what your drop off site prefers. We have co-mingled recycling where I am- and I'm fairly sure they don't want the lids?

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