The hallway that has the big wheeled carts is where you want to take your cans. Put your bags on a cart and head on down to the end of the corridor. Then, empty a bag or two into one of the baskets next to the can machine. Do a quick double-check to make sure there aren't any plastic bottles or steel soup cans in your load, and then you'll be almost done. One of our friendly staff will be there to get your cans weighed, and then he'll give you a weight ticket that you'll present to a scale operator in the room next door.
Surprisingly enough, not all beverage cans are made of aluminum. Oftentimes people bring in bag-fulls of cans, in which half of them are made of steel. The fastest way to tell if a can is aluminum or steel is by taking a refrigerator magnet to it. If the magnet clings onto the can, the can is steel! NOTE: We love to buy steel cans too! Just bring them to the next room and we will buy them!
The other way to tell the difference is by squeezing the can. If it easily starts to crush within your grip, then the can is almost certainly made of aluminum. Try crushing a soup can that way, for instance. Chances are that without superhuman grip, a soup can won't crush so easily. And by the way, soup cans are steel—and as said we buy them too! Just head over to a scale operator after you drop off those aluminum cans, and get paid for both types of cans. Got a piece of heavy machinery to bring in? Hey. Get paid for that, too!
It's hard to believe, but according to an article on Aluminum.org, the Aluminum Association, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) agreed that 65.1% of aluminum cans produced in 2011 were recycled. That amounts to 61 BILLION cans! The new goal is 75% by 2015. So, have any aluminum cans? Stop by Raleigh Metal Recycling at 2310 Garner Rd. in Raleigh and get paid for them by the pound.
Every Wednesday and for all new customers, any day, get 3 cents more a pound for your cans. Wednesday is Can Day!
As you might guess, Goldsboro Metal Recycling takes all sorts of metals besides aluminum. Go here- What We Take - to see all the things you can exchange for cash or check. We look forward to seeing you sometime soon!