Aluminum FAQs


Where do I go to find information on where to recycle aluminium cans or aluminum scrap?

Individuals or businesses can check out one or more of the following:
  • Earth 911 Network - This is an off-site website for locating recycling locations across the state. Learn more about that website on the quick link Begin Today!
  • Mississippi Recycling Directory - Contains information on community programs and recycling facilities that accept aluminum for recycling.
  • Community Programs - Contains a list of communities across the state with recycling programs.

    Is there anything special I need to know about recycling aluminum cans in my community program?

One thing to remember - rinse them out! Flatten the can to save space in the collection bin. Finally, make sure the can is aluminum and not a steel (tin) can. This may not make any difference if the community program is collecting both aluminum and steel cans. To distinguish between aluminum and steel, take a magnet and put it against the can. If the magnet doesn't stick to the can, then it is aluminum.