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Don’t Be Fooled By Aluminum

When it comes to recyclable material, it is easy to be fooled by which materials are recyclable and which are not. One of the easiest types of recyclable material to cause a hang up is aluminum. Please keep reading for more information on aluminum recycling.

Here at Penn Waste, we accept many different types of aluminum and metals curbside. Ranging all over your house, from you kitchen, bathroom and garage, aluminum and other metal products such as the ones listed below may be placed in your recycle bin, as long as they are cleaned thoroughly.

  • Hairspray cansIMG_20131014_095901_220
  • Air Freshener cans
  • Soda and Beer cans
  • Window Cleaner containers
  • Disinfectant Spray containers
  • Surface Cleaner containers
  • Bathroom Cleaner containers
  • Paint cans
  • WD-40 cans
  • Pet food cans
  • Bug Spray and fogger cans
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner cans
  • Static Guard containers
  • Shaving Cream cans
  • Spray Tan and Sun Screen containers
  • And Many More

Don’t be fooled by these items that we do not accept in our curbside recycling program:

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Scrap Metal
  • Metal Clothing Hangers

For a complete list of all of our acceptable and unacceptable recyclable material, please view our recycling guidelines or check out our recycling page. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay up to date with all things Penn Waste.


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16 comments on “Don’t Be Fooled By Aluminum

  1. I think you do a fantastic job in getting information to the public about recycling. I also like that you send via e-mail–any delays in picking up the trash/recycling when bad weather occurs.

  2. I find it confusing, in the recent email about not being fooled by aluminum, that a foil pan is pictured prominently with the cans, yet when I click for more information on the recycling guidelines, a foil pan is pictured with the unacceptable items. Aluminum foil is names as unacceptable, but it’s not clear if a foil pan is the same thing.

    • Our apologies for the confusion. The wrong image was uploaded to the post. It has been changed. The aluminum foil pans are not acceptable.
      Penn Waste

  3. Thanks for the email about Aluminum Recycling,Do’s & Don’ts. Sorry but we may have caused problems at the plant, we will try to do a better job. Please send us something to hang on the frig to remind us how to do a better job for recycling. Again Sorry for the trouble we may have caused.

  4. Your people are doing a great job . But I must say this , sometimes they forget that the small items don’t come out as fast as the big stuff . and they are left behind . So when they turn the bin upside down the small stuff falls on the driveway . Keep up the good work .

    • Sorry to hear about some of the issues. If you ever run into any problems, please feel free to give us a call at 717-767-4456. Thank you!
      Penn Waste

    • This would depend on when your municipality. To get the answer the fastest, please give our customer service line a call at 717-767-4456 and we will get you an answer. Thanks!
      Penn Waste

  5. What do we do with aluminum foil? Also, why would your workman have thrown an old pair of sneakers back out onto the lawn?

    • For aluminum foil, as it is not accepted for recycling, please be sure to place this with your trash. If there are any issues with your collection, please be sure to call our customer service at 717-767-4456. Thank you!
      Penn Waste

    • Great Question! For aerosol cans, we just ask that all contents are used before disposal. Just make sure nothing is left in the container and toss it in your recycling bin. Thank you!
      Penn Waste

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