Aluminum Cans

Recycle Return to Deposit Redemption Site

The following beverage containers are covered under the NYS Returnable Container Act, also known as the “Bottle Bill”:

  • Carbonated soft drinks, including sparkling water
  • Carbonated energy drinks
  • Carbonated juice (anything less than 100% juice, containing added sugar or water)
  • Carbonated tea
  • Soda water
  • Beer and other malt beverages
  • Mineral water (carbonated and non-carbonated)
  • Wine products
  • Water with no sugar, including flavored or nutritionally enhanced water

Residents can return these beverage containers to local redemption sites to get their deposits back. CLICK HERE to view frequently asked questions about the Bottle Bill. 

Aluminum cans and bottles that are not covered under the bottle bill should be placed into the recycling bin.

Rinse Out Before Recycling

Empty and rinse out aluminum cans before recycling them. Moisture and dirt contaminate recycling and can limit cans’ recyclability.

Did You Know?

The Aluminium Beverage Can Industry

How Quickly Are Soda Cans Recycled?

It only takes about 60 days for soda cans to make it back onto store shelves after they are recycled.

How Much Energy Does Recycling Soda Cans Save?

A single new soda can (made with virgin aluminum) uses the same amount of energy as twenty soda cans that are made from recycled material. Also, recycling one soda can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.