One of the most recycled aluminum products is aluminum cans. The two most common aluminum cans which are recycled in the United States are soda cans and beer cans. Aluminum is recycled in this manner. Aluminum cans are brought to recycling centers where people are paid for their aluminum cans by the can or by the pound. The aluminum cans are fed onto a conveyer belt which takes the cans into a hopper where they are collected. The hopper drops the aluminum cans into a bailer. The bailer takes the cans and squashes them into large square bales. The bales are shipped to an aluminum company where the bales are shredded and burnt into small pieces that look similar to small potato chips. These chips are them put into a large furnace where they are melted together with new untouched aluminum. The new aluminum is then poured out into sheets, and cut into larger sheets 1/100th of an inch thick. Once the aluminum cools, it is coiled up into large rolls and sent to can manufacturers. The can manufacturers then mold the aluminum into soda can shapes, beer can shapes and send them off to beverage companies to bottle their beverage.
The turnaround time for aluminum recycling can be very fast. Aluminum cans be go from garbage can to recycling facility to new can and back onto a store shelf in 60 days.
Recycled aluminum has many more uses other than aluminum cans. Aluminum can be recycled into auto parts, aircraft, cookware, motorcycles, computers, boats and bicycles.
For more information on Aluminum cans or aluminum can recycling prices Arizona visit us at