When you recycle an aluminum can, it can be processed and back on the shelf in as little as 3-6 weeks! Aluminum is a high commodity in the recycling world.
Here’s a great idea to get easy cash (or prizes) from your cans: I met a new friend last week (Lisa H. from Kings Mtn, NC) who told me her husband realized the cash value of aluminum years ago and started a recycling club with his friends and family. Throughout the year, he collects cans from everyone and takes them to a local scrap yard, where they pay him cash for the aluminum. The club then throws an annual cookout party, goes to the beach or takes a vacation together to celebrate their combined recycling efforts! The club is closed to new members due to an overwhelming response, but you can certainly start your own!