More than 80 billion aluminum cans are used in America each year, and the country has more than 10,000 recycling centers. Why throw all those soda and tomato-sauce cans in the trash when you can get money for them? Your recycled can may return to the grocery shelf as a new, full soda can in as little as 60 days after recycling. Americans recycle more than 1,500 aluminum cans every second, so get with the trend.
You can go to the city of St. Peters and take part in one of Recyle City's buyback programs. They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and until 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. They're closed on Sundays, and holiday hours vary. As of August 2009, the company offers 45 cents per pound, or 47 cents per pound if you drop off 100 pounds or more.
131 Ecology Drive St. Peters, MO 63376 (636) 477-6600, Ext. 463 www.stpetersmo.net/default.asp?DEPT=26
Fort Wood Recycling Center
This recycling center is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. If you're around the city of St. Robert, you should give this place a try for your recycling needs. They buy back aluminum scraps, as well as many other scraps. Call them for rates.
16805 Superior Road St. Robert, MO 65584 (573) 336-8886 www.FtWoodRecycling.com
North Kansas City Iron and Metal
The North Kansas City center is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. This state-of-the-art facility recycles all types of aluminum scraps. Contact them for rates.
(816) 471-3244 1222 Iron Street Kansas City, MO 64116 www.northkansascityiron.com