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soda cans for recycling

Steel and aluminum containers are collected in the CONTAINERS category. This also includes aluminum foil, pie plates and small scrap metal objects. All materials must be flattened.

Do Recycle

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Clean, flattened foil
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Labels are OK
  • Metal lids from jars
  • Pie tins
  • Small scrap metal (e.g. old pots & pans)
  • Steel Cans (e.g. soup cans)

Do Not Recycle

  • Batteries***
  • Electrical Appliances*
  • Light Bulbs**
* Large appliances, or "white goods", such as refrigerators, microwaves, and air conditioners, can be recycled. E-mail Mike Mahon (mpm10@psu.edu) to arrange for a special pick up.

** Lamps containing mercury see http://www.lamprecycle.org/ or call 1-800-435-4448

*** Batteries - see Special Items/Batteries

Metals are separated at the recycling facility by type (i.e. ferrous/steel and non-ferrous/aluminum) and sent to manufacturers or steel mills to be melted and formed into new products.

Large scrap metal items (like shelving, pipe, metal cabinets) can be picked up from your building by Maintenance & Operations. E-mail the M&O Department (piv1@psu.edu) or call 610-396-6260 and schedule a 'heavy' recycling special item pick-up.