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Paid by the Pound: How many cans does it take to make a pound?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013


Recycling aluminum cans pays you back by the lb, and as you can imagine it takes quite a few cans to make a pound. These kids in the video show you that it takes roughly 33 pop cans to make a pound. Most internet forums agree that it takes roughly 32-35 12oz cans to make up a pound. Obviously larger cans that often store beer and tea drinks in are going to be worth more in weight than smaller cans like the ones energy drinks come in. But if you or your family tends to drink canned beverages, it’s worth the financial and environmental benefits to collect and recycle those cans. Keep your can collection center somewhere easy to get but out of the way, like a garage or laundry room. That way the whole family can through their used cans into your collection area. A large garbage bag hanging out of the way or a large bin sitting in a corner are great ways to keep your can collection stored and growing.

While the kids make crushing the cans look fun,  it’s actually not necessary to spend all that time and muscle crushing your cans. Thanks to the new Cash for Cans machines that are scattered around the valley, your can crushing is done for you at the time of recycling. You can still crush your cans to make more room for collecting, or if you have a Saturday afternoon with nothing to do, but it’s not necessary for recycling.

Once you have a few pounds worth of cans, just take them down the street to your nearest Cash for Cans recycling center. I recommend taking your cans along with errand run, saving on gas as well. And as you can see from the video, kids love to get involved with the collecting and recycling of cans, so make it a family affair.

For an in depth look at the Cash for Cans machines check out  our blog : Cash for Cans- nearby, easy to use, instantly rewarding

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Cash for Cans – nearby, easy to use, and instantly rewarding

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Phoenix can recycling

The Clink Clank of falling cans is the sound of a cleaner world and a fuller wallet.

Hopefully you’ve been inspired to start recycling, whether you do it for the extra cash, for the environment or for your own sanity of keeping your yard and house clear of scrap materials. Looking around  your world, there are recyclable materials almost everywhere.  One of the most common and easy to recycle metals is the good ol’ aluminum can.

These humble aluminum cylinders  are a great way for recycling beginners to get involved and make some cash. Our Cash for Cans machines make it even easier.  If you have kids, we think our Cash for Cans machines are a perfect way to teach them about responsibility (finding and collecting cans) recycling (and our environment), and money (ah yes, old fashion bribery, but for a good cause!).

Our fully enclosed Cash for Cans machines are quiet, clean, safe, and convenient with state certified scales for accurate weights. Serviced daily, our Cash for Cans machines bring aluminum can recycling to your neighborhood keeping, recycling revenues close to home. And they are open 24/7 so you can turn in your aluminum cans when it’s most convenient for you.

These machines are easy to use, and especially fun with your kids.  When you’re ready, just press the big ‘Start’ button. The machine starts up and you’re ready to drop your empty cans into the slot and onto their new life. The machine weighs and crushes each individual can. When you’re all done, your payment is dispersed for you to take. Viola! You’ve done a good deed and are instantly rewarded!

Convenient, easy to use, and rewarding, with locations in Phoenix, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Apache Junction and more, a Cash for Cans machine is never far away. Click HERE to find your closest Cash for Cans machine.