ALUMINIUM SCRAP CAN PRICES
CAN YOU SELL YOUR WASTE DRINKS CANS FOR SCRAP?
For most people selling their drinks cans is not a viable way to make extra income. As explained below, the weight requirements for selling scrap means you realistically will not be able to collect enough cans in your entire lifetime to make it worthwhile.
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HOW MANY SCRAP CANS WOULD YOU NEED FOR ONE TON OF MATERIAL?
We regularly see articles about collecting scrap cans being a good way to make extra money whilst recycling. Unfortunately you can't sell a few drinks cans, so how many cans would you need to have a good weight to sell (1ton)?
An empty aluminium can approximately weighs around 17g. That means you'd need roughly 58 cans to have 1kg, & for 1ton you would need 58,928 cans.
Because of the quantity required, for most people it's not worth collecting the quantity required for you to sell to a scrapyard. Always recycle, but unless you have a serious soft drink addiction & can store tens of thousands of cans; it's probably not worth collecting.
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