Steel & Aluminum Can FAQ’s

Q. What cans do you accept?

A. We accept aluminum and steel cans. We also accept Aerosol Cans generated from the kitchen and bath only.  NO other type of metal is accepted.

Q. Do I have to remove the paper label, cut the bottom out and flatten my steel cans?

A. No – there’s no need to remove labels, bottom lids or flattened steel cans. Please rinse out cans if the product is thick like pudding.

Q. Should I flatten my aluminum cans?

A. No – Please do not flatten aluminum cans or any recyclable container. Flattening bottles or containers will not allow them to separate away from paper products when processed through our automated equipment. The automated equipment is designed to separate recyclables based on their weight and whether the recyclable is a 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional object.

Q. Can I recycle aluminum foil, pie pans or cooking trays with my aluminum cans?

A. No – These items are a lighter gauge aluminum, with a lower flash point than aluminum cans. Because of the low flash point, there is no useable material when melted if mixed with aluminum cans. Aluminum Cooking foils, pans and trays also contain food waste, which can’t be recycle.

Q. Can I recycle aerosol cans?

A. Yes – Aerosol cans generated from the kitchen and bathroom can be recycled. NO aerosol cans generated from the garage or shed are acceptable

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How Do I Know What To Recycle And What's Waste?

Service FAQs

Your recycling container is picked up on the same day you set your waste container out.

Your recycling container has a yellow lid. On the lid is a label that shows what recyclables are acceptable and what not to place in your recycle container

To get a second cart please contact us at (918) 582-1147

Other Recycling FAQ’s

No – Styrofoam is not acceptable. 

No – Plastic bags or film plastics such as bread bags or dry cleaner bags are not acceptable in the recycle container. Please return plastic bags to retailer or grocer. Go to to find a drop off location near you

No – All electronic waste (if it has a cord, runs on batteries or winds up) is not acceptable in your recycle container. You can recycle your electronics at the following locations:

  1. Natural Evolution – (918) 836-2995 / 
  2. the M.e.t. – (918) 584-0584 /  (call to find out which recycling depots accept electronic waste)

No – Due to the design and purpose of a furnace filter, it is not recyclable

Several items in the bathroom can be placed in your recycle container

  1. Shampoo and conditioner containers
  2. Toothpaste box
  3. Toilet tissue roll
  4. Air freshener or hair product aerosol cans
  5. Mouthwash container
  6. Empty medication containers

It would take approximately three minutes for your recyclables to be separated by our automated equipment. Recyclables are processed at rates between 36,000 to 40,000 thousand pounds per hour. For this reason, it is important that only acceptable recyclables listed on the lid of your recycle container or refrigerator magnet are placed in the recycle container