What is it?
Recycling aluminum cans helps MaxFund as well as the environment! We collect cans behind the shelter. We take both aluminum soda/beer cans as well as cat food cans (you can check your dog food cans, but typically dog food cans are steel which we can't accept)
How do we do it?
Collect aluminum cans at home, at work, at school! Bring your bags of aluminum cans and drop them off near the spay/neuter RV in the back of the shelter (ask a staff person if you can't find it). The cans will be recycled and the money collected will go to a cause you know and support! If you'd like to set up recycling at your school or office, you can use a sample poster such as this one to make people aware of who the cans will go to help.
How much do we get?
The price of Aluminum Cans varies from 60 cents to 80 cents per pound. Roughly 31 cans make a pound, so figure one bag of crushed cans will net a few bucks. May not sound like a lot, but when the bin fills up it's typically 2-3 pickup truck loads full, and anywhere from $200-400 per trip! It also saves landfill space and saves energy of extracing new aluminum!
While we also encourage recycling of plastics, steel, newspapers, copy paper, etc. because these items aren't paid for, we are unable to take them at the shelter.