How Do You Turn Aluminum Cans in for Cash?


Quick Answer

Exchange your empty aluminum cans for cash by bringing them to a local recycling facility. Aloca.com provides a recycling center search to help you find your nearest recycling center.

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The price paid for aluminum scraps fluctuates daily, so contact your local facility for information about the current rate. As of 2015, Alcoa.com suggests using 50 cents per pound as a national average to estimate what your cans are worth. In some states, aluminum cans are worth even more. Michigan, New York, California and other states attach a deposit fee to each can, which is refunded when the can is returned to a designated redemption center.

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