Not only does recycling aluminium cans help the environment, but it can also be used to raise funds for yourself, a charity or community project.
How does it work?
- As a guide, the current average price paid for aluminium cans (as of November 2016) is around 40-50p per kg. However, the price does vary across metal merchants, so make sure to check.
- There are recycling centres and scrap dealers all across the UK that will pay for a bundle of aluminium cans.
- To cut down on metal thefts, since 2012 scrap metal dealers are not allowed to give paper cash for metal, but can pay by electronic transfer or cheque.
- Once the recycling centre has the cans, they will be sent for recycling, where they’ll be made into new aluminium products.