Recyclepedia | Can I recycle tin cans?

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Metal food tins like the type used for canned vegetables, tuna, and baked beans.

Can I recycle tin cans?

Tin cans and lids are accepted in all local recycling programs, provided they are empty, clean and dry. No need to remove paper labels.

Did you know? Leaving the lid partially attached ensures it will also be recycled. If the lid is detached, put the lid inside the tin can so it lies flat, then pinch the rim of the can to trap the lid inside.

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