Clean, dry aluminum foil, pie plates and pans may be recycled in regular blue-bin recycling.

The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) cannot handle items less than 2″ in any direction. Please ball up aluminum foil (or multiple pieces) at least to the size of a tennis ball before throwing it in your blue bin!

Thanks to Vermont’s bottle bill, aluminum cans (soda, beer) can be redeemed for 5 cents apiece at a certified redemption center. Or, you can bring your cans (and glass bottles) to our Stowe site to donate the redemption amount to United Way Lamoille County and the Lamoille Community Food Share, or to our Johnson site to donate to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network.

Aluminum is the most common metal in the earth’s crust. However, it is difficult to extract and the extraction releases toxins, which is part of why recycling it is so important. Making items out of recycled aluminum uses MUCH less energy – about 95% – than out of virgin materials. It is also infinitely recyclable — which means it can be recycled forever without losing quality, into anything from a soda can to a car part. BUT, if it ends up in the landfill, it will be there for at least 500 years.