Recycling Aluminum

Aluminum is highly valued in both international and local markets. Habitat for Humanity currently operates a collection program, the procedes of which help fund the construction of houses in the Athens community. We sort all our materials in order to donate the aluminum to Habitat.
See what we've collected so far. We also try to save the pop tabs for various charities. In other words, we love aluminum! Please choose cans for your tailgate!

Aluminum recycling facts:
  • A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or run your television for three hours.
  • Tossing away an aluminum can wastes as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s volume of gasoline.
  • Making new aluminum cans from used cans takes 95 percent less energy and 20 recycled cans can be made with the energy needed to produce one can using virgin ore.
Facts courtesy of Earth911